Tuesday, March 10, 2015

“Last Monday” Coming March 30th

The Versailles Museum announces its March “Last Monday of the Month”. Beginning on March 30th at 1:00 p.m. we will host a Willowdell reunion!

We will share memories growing up in Willowdell and the unique history of this special community and the neighborhoods that surround. Because you always bring great stories and old pictures to share with us, we all learn more about the people and places that make up northeastern Darke County and what fun we are having!

The afternoon will conclude with a warm beverages and a sweet treat before you go back out into the March winds.

You also may enjoy look at the museum displays, especially the Willowdell room.

Looking ahead to April, we will be reminiscing about Easter’s Past with “Bees, Blossoms and Bonnets”. Be looking for that favorite Easter hat to share!

Remember that if we are on a Level 2 snow emergency or Versailles schools are closed (let’s hope not) we will NOT meet.

We hope you’ll join us.

Please call your friends and plan to get out of the house and join us for an afternoon of conversation and fellowship at the Versailles Area Museum.

Area Museum Looking for Items

The Versailles Area Museum is looking for items for several new displays that are being planned.

We would like to borrow items for our display “As Time Goes By”. This will be a unique display of all types of clocks, from mantel to alarm, and time pieces carried or worn; to show the importance of clocks and watches through time.

Another display planned is from “Candles to Lights the Illumination of Our Lives”. This display will be a collection of all types of lighting from our early farms to Mr. Edison’s invention; the story of how light changed our lives. We are looking for a variety of candle holders, oil lamps, gas, and early electric lighting. Our space is limited in size.

“Let’s Go Shopping… at the Local Mercantile Store”. We plan to redo our current display and create an early 1900’s store that would be reminiscent in any of the villages that make up our museum area. We are especially looking for clothing, canned goods and box items from the period as well as a store size coffee grinder and small garden tools and seeds.

Lastly we are seeking items from all the egg and poultry houses to illustrate the variety in the area that helped to make Versailles the “Poultry Capital of the Midwest”.

All items are needed by April 29th and will be returned in either September or January when displays change. You may call the museum and leave a message at 526-4222 or call to speak directly with someone on Sunday afternoons between 12:30 and 4:00 p.m. We look forward to your help as we continue to tell our story!

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