Apr 27, 2013

May is National Preservation Month

ARCANUM-Citizens in Arcanum will join thousands of individuals across the country to celebrate National Preservation Month this May. “See it. Save it. Celebrate it.” is the theme of the month-long observance sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society will observe Historic Preservation Month by: Open House Kickoff at the Arcanum Historical Society, formally Becks Hotel, at 123 West George Street on May 4, 9-12 p.m. The open house will feature a display on the restoration of the historical society’s house. There will also be a presentation on May 9, 7 p.m., same location, on The First Five Children of Founder William Gunder. The presentation will be given by Gunder’s grandson, William. To see the founders and family graves, visit the Ithaca Cemetery, located off State Route 503 north of Ithaca.

Old Fashioned Days is May 17, 18, and 19. The society will feature a “Spring Fling” sale featuring bird house and garden decorations as well as all kinds of chairs and a bake sale. Hours are: May 17, 4–9 p.m. and May 18, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. They will feature different old homes, businesses, and farms in the community in two display cases at the Arcanum Public Library.

Arcanum and Wayne Trail, located in Southwestern Ohio offers house tours, rotating displays, and a reference library. Open the first saturday morning of the month or by appointment. Several Darke County organizations (Main Street Greenville, The Friends of Bear’s Mill, Greenville Public Library, Bradford Public Library, Historical Society of Bradford, Bradford Railroad Museum, Garst Museum, Union City Preservation Society and Versailles Historical Society and Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society) have banned together to encourage our community to “See it. Save it. Celebrate it.”

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