Thursday, February 9, 2017

Upcoming Events at the Versailles Area Museum

Speaker Series to Open

The 2017 Speaker Series for the Versailles Area Museum will kick off on February 26th at 2:00 p.m. with the “Shocking Tale of Electricity in the Village”. Aaron Magoto who currently works for the Versailles Village Electrical Department and VAM Board of Directors member will present the story of how electricity came to the village and has developed through the years.

While one might think this story might be lacking, we assure you that from the early planning to the first plant to the dedication of that plant on July 4, 1901, just two days before the devastating fire that destroyed the village!

When did electricity become common? When did this expand to the countryside? Bring your questions and enjoy AJ’s enthusiastic story of our community’s coming of age.

“Last Monday’s” Return for 2017

The “Last Monday” programs begin anew on February 27th at 1:00 p.m. The first program of 2017 will be entitled “A Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight”, which will be about the 1901 Versailles Town Fire. Sarah Magoto does research as well as any locally historian and we are proud to have her to again bring an important story to life. Sarah has collected through research, information and photos of the time in the village before, during, and after the fire. Once described as a village not knowing “what to do” in the fires aftermath proves this myth wrong as in typical fashion, Versailles cared on!

We invite you to join us for our program complete with discussion and light refreshments served.

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