Friday, September 27, 2013

Open house Saturday morning at the museum

Join us Saturday morning, rain or shine (we're NOT going to complain about rain, if it falls), for a relaxed "fall harvest appreciation day" open house at the Lucas County Historical Society Museum, 123 North 17th Street.

We'll serve free coffee, cider and coffee cake in the barn from 10 a.m. until noon. There also will be fresh-roasted peanuts on the lower level of the Lewis Building, just across the patio. All of the buildings will be open to tour and --- given reasonably cooperative weather --- a miniature horse, some goats and a bottle calf will be on the grounds for children of all ages to interact with.

Access to the cabin will be limited to a look-in, since it's stuffed with the contents of Puckerbrush School right now. But you'll be able to go into the school to see how well the old floor went back down after the building's underpinnings were replaced. You'll also see why we need to repaint and do a little patching before putting the building back together in time to greet fourth-graders next May.

We'll bring some produce up from the heirloom garden, too, to sample and (hopefully) take home.

Saturday afternoon will be the last official open day of the summer/fall season. Hours as usual will be 1-4 p.m.

Beginning next week, we'll have more limited hours. Kathleen will be in the office from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesdays. Marilyn and others will be there Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. So if you'd like to visit, just stop in. If in doubt about whether or not someone's there, give a call (641-774-4464) or e-mail us ( We're always willing to arrange tours at other times.

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