Saturday, February 4, 2017

Museum to Re-open!

This Sunday, February 5th everyone is invited to the Versailles Area Museum , as we will reopen for our much anticipated 2017 season!

Our regulars will be surprised by all the major changes to the museum in the last month! Our busy volunteers have been cleaning, changing and redoing many of our displays and many new items are now being featured.

Big changes have occurred also to “The Street Where you Lived” display and the Buckeye Overhaul display. A redesigned room better tells the devastating story of the 1901 fire and its aftermath. Also a new area will be enjoyed by our friends who enjoy the Arts. A room to celebrate the Arts from area Community Bands, to the talents of Esther Pittsenbarger to Dale & Alnora Snedeker, to our own Towne & Country Players has been added to celebrate the Arts and Music in our villages.

Other rooms have been better designed and more changes will occur as we move toward summer. Art Gaier’s wonderful early bicycle display has been held over for those who have not yet had the chance to enjoy peddling around the northeastern part of the county.

Also wonderful telephone memories and cameras galore remain for you to enjoy.

Mark your calendars now for our premier! Also our 2017 Speaker Series begins on February 26th at 2:00 p.m. when we learn about power in the village and all the “shocking” facts of Versailles’ electric plant. This will be hosted by Aaron Magoto, who works for the Versailles Electric Department and is a member of the museum’s Board of Directors. Also our very popular “Last Mondays” return on February 27th with “A Hot Time, in the Old Town, Tonight” The true story of the great 1901 fire in Versailles!

Come out and support your Area Museum. If you are not a member, consider joining and together we can continue preserve our areas history!

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