Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Museum is Now Open!

The Versailles Area Historical Society is pleased to announce that the museum at Versailles is opened each Sunday or by special arrangement.

We now have a special display through May celebrating St. Denis and its 175th anniversary.

The museum is featuring special displays honoring six businesses that have continued in the village for over 100 years. They include The Versailles (Building) Savings and Loan, Worch Lumber Company, Versailles Feed Mill, The Inn at Versailles (Ward Hotel etc.), The Versailles Policy, and the Edwin F. Nickol Monument Company. We think you’ll enjoy these interesting displays and stories that are the fabric of the Versailles community.

Also the DeMange Family Band featuring the sixty year history of the most noted area family band is now a featured display in Gallery II.

A very interesting Native American display and toy display are in the Harman Niche. Also look for the answer to why you “should sleep tight”.

While at the museum there is also an expanded gift shop with the museum’s calendar and historic business video as well as other great items available for a donation with proceeds to benefit the museum.

On May 24th we will host “The Cemetery Tour” This historic event is being hosted with our friends from the Ft. Greenville Chapter of the DAR and will begin at Versailles’s Greenlawn Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. with several noted graves being toured and at noon Hoover Cemetary on Jamison Road, Holy Family at Frenchtown and St. Peter’s on St. Peters Road will be open with tours until 2:00 p.m. A special bonus will be a free map to all the cemeteries in our area!

We look forward every Sunday to having you visit. If you are not a member, or need to renew your membership this is a great time to do so. The museum remains free but we need your support for operation expenses. Our museum hours are 1:00 to 4:00 each Sunday or by appointment by calling 526-4222.

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