Thursday, October 25, 2018

Versailles Area Museum Updates

Local Pharmacy History

As winter winds approach we are busy getting our homes as well as our bodies ready for winter’s worst. We stock up, we get our flu shots and pray for a mild winter.

In the last Century, the citizens of Versailles had many choices where to shop for their medical needs.

Thank to Merlin Collins we have many samples of their ware for you to enjoy. Yes, even “snake oil” was sold to keep our citizens healthy.

Some of the earliest stores had questionable practices like the Kusnick Drugs and Books. Mr. Kusnick passed through many communities on his way to Versailles.

J.G. Sterlie Drug Store followed and after the 1901 fire Frankman Drugs, Central Drugs, followed and by the 1940’s Goodall Drug Store, Ward, Evinger, and Rexall followed.

In more recent years Family Drug and Owl and filled our local needs and today Kaup Pharmacy helps to keep Versailles healthy.

Stop by your Versailles Area Museum and learn about this fascinating part of our local history!

Veteran’s Day 2018

This year marks the centennial anniversary of the first Veteran’s Day known for many years as Armistice Day.

The Versailles Area Museum will commemorate this solemn occasion on Sunday afternoon November 11th with a special program remembering those from our area who answered their countries call in what was then called “the war to end all wars”.

Our guest speaker will be Mr. Terry Purke of the Miami Valley Veteran’s Museum. Mr. Purke will be speaking on a short over view of the war but mainly its local impact on the communities.

Our program begins at 2:00 p.m. Following the lecture refreshments will be served and live music will be provided by a local group of Veterans known as the “Tin Caps”. A fascinating display known as “History in a Box” will be on loan for this day only from the Miami Valley Veteran’s Museum with WWI artifacts to share.

We look forward to welcoming you for this special occasion at the Museum.

Christmas Decorating

Please save your dried hydrangeas and snowball flowers for the Versailles Museum Christmas project. We will be decorating soon and need these to help create for our Victorian Holiday.

You may leave them on the Museum porch or drop them off any Sunday.

Thanks for your help!

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