Several events to be held at Town Hall Museum
By Rita Kuyper
Come and see what’s brewing at the Town Hall Museum. No tricks, but maybe some treats. We are hosting a community pumpkin decorating/ pumpkin carving contest for Preschool through adult ages.
Preschool - 5th grade can decorate (paint/glue on items, etc.) and/or carve their pumpkins, while grades 6-8, and grades 9-12, and adults can carve their pumpkins. Bring your finished pumpkin on Saturday, Oct. 29, to the Town Hall Museum between 2-4 p.m. They will be on display through Monday, Oct. 31.
On Monday, we invite the public to come and see the works of art and vote on one winner from each age division. Those winners will each receive a prize and their photo in the DeQuincy News.
The Town Hall Museum board members and friends will be hitting the streets with a street drive on Friday, Oct. 28, from 4-7 p.m. at the intersections of Hwy. 27 and Hwy. 12 both North and South.
The drive is to help raise funds to replace the roof on the Town Hall Museum located at 218 E. Fourth Street. In years past it housed the police department, jail, and fire department.
On Friday, Nov. 11, we will co-host with DeQuincy Study Club, the annual Veterans Day program at 10 a.m. at the museum, followed by lunch at the Railroad Museum for our veterans.
As the Christmas Train rolls into town on Wednesday, Dec. 7, the museum will provide hot cocoa to the community from of 4-6 p.m. Come by and warm up while touring the museum.
We will be continuing to bring local artists and craftsmen in addition to speakers of interest over the coming months to the museum. Currently, Morgan Allain has some of her artistic works displayed. The museum also has Newport Industry items on display, which was donated by Harry Methvin.
Our Wall of Honor displays the names of local heros, who served in the armed forces, on the police force, etc. Our military room has military and sports memorabilia donated from DeQuincy folks. We also house other items of interest from our community’s past.
The hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Call 786-3939 to find out how you can become a supporting member of the Town Hall Museum or place a name on the Wall of Honor.