Monday, January 18, 2010

Garst Museum: The Year of Annie

Phoebe Anne Moses was born in Darke County on August 13, 1860. She became the famous Annie Oakley of national and international fame, but she was a “Darke County Girl” through and through. And Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio is proud to be the home of her legacy, legend and the artifacts that defined her life. Paul Fees, an Annie authority says, “Garst Museum has the finest exhibition of Annie’s belongings anywhere”.

In honor of Annie Oakley’s 150th birthday, the museum has announced “The Year of Annie”.

The kick-off will be Sunday March 21 at 2:00 p.m. with a lecture, open to the public, by Loretta Jones, the well-known re-enactor, who will introduce “Annie”. Refreshments will be served and this event is open to the public.

On Tuesday, March 23, Annie Oakley Expert, Paul Fees will speak at the annual Darke County Historical Society meeting.

On Friday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m. there will be a “Little Sure Shot Gala”, an evening of fun, food, and exciting events. An early opportunity to mark your calendars for this popular event.

On June 26 and 27, The Darke County Garden Clubs will present a flower show at Garst Museum titled “Annie, the Pride of Darke County”, featuring clever Annie themed arrangements.

The huge week long BIRTHDAY PARTY will run from August 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. There will be special events, tours of the exhibit, birthday cake, and surprises.

November, after Thanksgiving, the museum is always decked out by the flower clubs. This year to finalize Annie’s 150th birthday year, the Christmas trees and decorations will have Annie Oakley themes.

Please watch for upcoming details.

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