Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Versailles Area Museum News

We Are Ready for You at the Versailles Area Museum:

It’s here! The days are shorter, the nights cooler, and the trees are beginning to show a bit of color. These are sure signs that autumn is here. The museum is getting ready for the season as well. Our d├ęcor changes like the seasons to give our displays a real look to them.

The old cider press, featured in the North Star room has seen many autumn harvests over the years. The stove glows in the old Mercantile Store and the checkers are set for a game. Our 1900 Kitchen is ready for a cozy night at home, with lamp lights a glowing, and knitting to be done. A pot of coffee is on the stove and a bowl of hickory nuts are ready to be cracked open. The three sections of the school room are ready for a new school year and Tiger memorabilia through the years are on display.

Why not gather the family after a Sunday dinner and come by the museum. There is so much to see and explore and lots of great volunteers who can’t wait to share a story or two about the fascinating stories waiting for you at YOUR Versailles Area Museum.

Museum Road Trip Enjoyed and more Ahead!

We’ve had such a great time checking out what’s in our area, we don’t want to stop! Our September trip took us on the back roads around historic Centerville, Indiana. With stops at the large Antique Shop in the area steeped with history. We also stop at Warm Glow, one of the area’s largest candle manufacturers. On our way home we stopped in Fountain City at the new Levi Coffin Visitor’s Center and learned even more about the Underground Railroad and of course Amish Acers, referred to by the locals as the “Amish Wal-Mart” ended our day.

Our October 12th trip will take us out on hopefully, a glorious autumn morning to tour the amazing and historic, Woodland Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. This is one of the few true Park style cemeteries in the country. We will see the resting place of Dayton notables like the Write Brothers, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Charles Kettering, Erma Bombeck and many others. We will enjoy lunch at Dayton’s famous Hickory Bar-B-Q. on Brown Street. Then off to the Wright Brothers and Paul Lawrence Dunbar Historic site to conclude our day.

We will be leaving the Museum at 9:00 a.m. and return around 4:00 p.m. It should be noted that there will be some walking with this tour, but a guide will ride through with us telling about many important sites at the Cemetery.

We are limited to 20 guests this time and we are filling up FAST! So call the museum today at 937-526-4222 to reserve your spot. Several drivers are always appreciated.

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