Monday, April 2, 2018

News from the Versailles Area Museum

The Versailles Area Museum is Looking for Your Help

Seasons come, and seasons go, much like displays at the Versailles Area Museum. We love showing off our numerous artifacts and always giving you, our guests something new to see!

We are currently packing away our TOYLAND display and if you so generously loaned us items them may now be picked up at the museum.

New items we are looking for include photos of people enjoying thee “Great Outdoors” Photos might include people camping, hunting, fishing, boating and other great outdoor activities regardless of the season. Time periods are open, but certainly older pictures are certainly encouraged. If you can identify the folks and the location that would be great. This display will change with the seasons and begin in mid-June and last about ten months. Also, we are looking for items from the fun days at the “Stillwater Beach”, especially vintage swim wear and beach toys.

Other displays where your help is needed is vintage Poultry Days costumes, banners, trophies, and of course your favorite Miss Chick photos. If you still have any of the unique crafts or egg dishes sold at the festival, we might be interested!

In late summer we will be doing a new display entitled “What’s in the Bag?” This wonderful display will pay tribute to the lady’s hand bag carried for centuries, yet it, as well as its contents have changed as much as our society have changed. So, if you have vintage purses and contents from compacts to wallets to lip stick holders to perfume bottles and the menagerie of other items that could have once been included, please contact us as we prepare for this new display.

Also, we are always looking for new items to display from all our area villages that make up our museum. If you think we might be interested, give us a call! We urge you to “like us,” and follow us on Facebook to learn more of the great stories that make our communities unique!

Museum Closing Announced

The Versailles Area Museum announces it will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday, April 1st so that our many loyal volunteers may enjoy the holiday with family and friends. The Museum will also be closed on Sunday, April 8th so that our Volunteers might prepare for our 2018 Historic Dinner later that day. The Museum will resume regular hours on April 15th or by contacting us for a private tour at 937-526-4222.

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