Thursday, November 12, 2015

Season begins with Special Hours this Week-end with “Christmas at the Museum”

The museum will once again participate in this week-end’s Versailles Hometown Christmas. On November 13, 14, & 15 the museum will unveil their 2015 Christmas displays as the village celebrates with numerous activities so will our museum. Our theme for this year is “Getting Ready for a Village Christmas”.

We will be open this Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and our regular hours on Sunday from 1:00 till 4:00. This will give you the chance for a first peek at the beautiful decorations and begin to get you in the mood for those fast approaching holidays!

Any groups wanting a special Holiday tour at other times, it’s not too early to make those reservations!

This year’s special featured displays will include “Christmas in the Barn Yard”, a shopping trip to the “Ole General Store”. “A Village Like Ours”, “Christmas on the Street Where You Live” “Grandma’s Christmas Cookies” and an impressive collection of St. Nicholas figures & Santa Clauses.

Also for Veteran’s Day and the holiday season Versailles veteran of WWI, Homer Prakel returns home. Well at least his unique uniform does. On loan from the archives of the Garst museum, this wonderfully preserved uniform which was made in Paris will be on display in Mr. Prakel’s hometown. This is a rare treat not to be missed.

Another unique display will feature the creative toys hand-made by local WWI veteran and Versailles citizen, Clarence (Pittsy) Pittsenbarger.

From North Star, to Willowdell, to Brock, all our villages will have a touch of the season to help us all recall the magic of the season as a child.

Many special events will happen during the Holidays, so watch this paper and our facebook page for all kinds of activities!

Remember too we have many unique gift items for your giving this year. Why not gift certificates to our Historic Dinner “A Night at the Club” the roaring 20’s revisited or a copy of our feature book “All Roads Lead Home”, or one of our other many unique books from local authors Bill Shuette, Rita Arnold, Cindy Vogel, Jim Eiting or cookbooks from the Pohl family or Trinity of Versailles? We now have a first ever Versailles Area Museum mug that is sure to be a collector’s item. Don’t forget a Versailles Area Historical Society Membership. Your membership helps keep our area history alive and you have the satisfaction of giving without any effort!

But as the carol goes, “It may not have snowed a single flurry, but Santa dear we’re in a hurry!” We’ll look forward to seeing you during the holidays at the museum! Come often, come home!

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