Dec 27, 2012

VAHS Museum will be open Dec. 30

VERSAILLES – The Versailles Area Historical Society will have the Museum at Versailles open Dec. 30 (and every Sunday through Jan. 13), from 1-4 p.m. to show off the current displays for the season.

The current display is “Rock-in Around the Christmas Tree... a Tribute to the Christmas in the 50’s”. This wonderful display features flash back memories to the home of Beaver Cleaver, or Ricky Nelson, or perhaps Dezi and Lucy. Yes we’re talking the fabulous 50’s; Eisenhower was in the White House, cars were all made in Detroit, martini’s were the cocktail of choice and “Happy Days” was more than just a TV show. Come see what’s under our aluminum tree or perhaps you would rather visit Martin’s Toy Land and memories about John Heiby who wore a special suit for many local youth. Maybe you remember special decorations from your youth? Thanks to Norma & Tom Parin there is a Santa collection that will bring back a flood of memories. Do you remember the lifelike Santa that spent Christmas in numerous downtown windows? That Santa most notably was at Reed Brothers Men’s Clothing (later Garrison’s) and The Fashion Shop, owned by the late Leona Weaver.

If Christmas in the 50’s (that’s 1850’s) is more your style, the Christmas tree decorations from the St. Peter’s country church are adorning the tree in our “Church Room” and beautiful Victorian tree ornaments are in a new display, called “Sit-a-spell” remembering the “Parlor”.

Plus, cases of wonderful toys through the years are featured.

Also holiday touches throughout are sure to delight guests.

There will be tours available and there is no charge, but donations are always welcome.

The museum is at the corner of State Route 121 and West Streets in Versailles. For more information, call 526-4222.

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