Thursday, February 18, 2016

2016 Speaker Series Opens Sunday

Conner Keiser
The Versailles Area Historical Society announces the kick-off of their 2016 season by welcoming home Versailles native and V.H.S. alum, Conner Keiser on Sunday February 21st.

Conner has been giving many talks lately about his ancestors the Clemens who helped to find the western Darke County village of Longtown. This mostly African American community was founded in 1822 by mostly freed or runaway slaves. This amazing Darke County story is told no better than by one of the original decenents of this community.

If you know nothing about this Longtown or even if you’ve heard Conner speak elsewhere before, you’ll want to be here as Conner recalls the story of this unique community, his family and there important contributions to our area.

The program begins at 2:00 and Conner will be happy to talk with you afterward as we serve lite refreshments and welcome one of our own… home.

“Last Mondays” Return on February 29th

The Versailles Area Museum’s popular “Last Monday’s” return on Leap Year day as we celebrate the last of our area villages, Versailles, which is the oldest of the communities that make up our book, “All Roads Lead Home”.

We have had awesome turnouts for all the villages and their stories as well as the history shared. All of which has been fascinating to hear. Now it’s time for Versailles to come, gather and share pictures and stories of growing up in Tiger Town and what made it special to you as a child.

Call your friends and family and let’s have a great turn out to remember happy days growing up in Versailles. Our program begins at 1:00 p.m. and refreshments will be served to end our afternoon. Questions may be directed to the museum at 526-4222. If school is closed or we are on a Level 3 the afternoon will be rescheduled.

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