Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Changing Displays Makes the Versailles Area Museum a Must See

How long has there been a Pharmacy in the Versailles area? Well the Versailles Area Museum can trace a Pharmacy located in downtown Versailles at least ten years before the 1901 fire.

Thanks to the generosity of Merlin Collins, a Pharmacist originally from Versailles and from our permanent collection at the museum along with our friends at Kaulp’s and others whom have so generously loaned to us, we welcome you to come and discover the numerous Pharmacies that once called our area home.

It is not only surprising how many but what they sold in addition to those so needed prescriptions. Also noted how many things sold 100 years ago would be illegal today!

Also new to our displays are a wonderful collection of early and unique license plates in our motor display. Thanks to Art Gaier for sharing these with us.

Another big collector of early area advertising is Brad Grilliot who is sharing a wonderful new display in the Entrepreneur Room.

Of course, the new display in our Arts Room is “rocking” with the wonderful collection of Bushwack and our featured local painter is the late Juanita Gerling.

If you missed a month then you’ve missed a lot! Bring the family in next Sunday or any Sunday from 1:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. or by appointment (937-526-4222) and enjoy the sites before they change again!

FYI: the iconic Toy Land display will be leaving in only five short weeks so come by soon!

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