Thursday, March 23, 2006
Great things are happening!
In a few months the Museum will be moving back in our new-old building and it is going to be wonderful! I am thrilled over the thought of the future for the Museum. We are planning to build an elevator to the third floor and the heating and cooling system will be parallel with it on the outside. The building will be climate controlled which will be as it should be.
Holly Springs and Marshall County are on a roll and great things will be happening here beginning now. Our present Square Museum is doing its best to keep up with the times. All this culture we are trying to pass on so that our children will know the great things that have happened here and about the people of integrity, honesty, and honor that lived here long ago.
Our Square Museum has an incredible Mississippi Shop where we sell local post cards, flags, note cards, toys, Civil War memorabilia, local T-shirts, small unique antiques and lots of books from this area. Everybody in towns library should be lined with locally written books. We have unique gifts here. The prices range from one dollar and up. Drop by and see us at 111 Van Dorn Ave.; we are here Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost at the door is only $2; we collect this to pay the utility bill. Bring your children, grandchildren, other relatives, neighbors and friends.
The fabulous Christmas Tour is held every year and is our main project each year. The different houses on the tour are always extraordinarily beautiful and a joy to behold. It is always different and always great.
We are planning to trace General Earl Van Dorns Raid into town on our history tour this year. This tour has to be mapped out and planned before it can be taken and Im not sure that we can get all the planning done. What do you think we should do go in May or December? There is lots of space between May and December. Out of all the history tours, only one was in December and it snowed (it was one of the best tours we ever had.)
Our Van Dorn Tour is fantastic and something great to remember but only the adventurous history lovers are invited. It will be an all day affair with a Mississippi lunch in the middle.
We have a new website. Try logging on and you will be pleasantly surprised. The web site address is: www.marshallcountyhistoricalmuseum.org.
We were informed through the courts that we have inherited the contents of the Potts Camp Museum. Now all we have to do is find the inheritance. Could any of you help us? We want it; we just dont know where it is hiding.
Just a friendly reminder to everyone that we are in the process of compiling the new book Windows 4 that covers the southwest part of Marshall County that includes Byhalia, Laws Hill, Old Wyatt to Old Waterford. We need your contributions of pictures, stories and old memorabilia you would like to see in print to preserve the history of the area and those families.
Windows 5 will be north Marshall County that includes Chewalla, Lamar, Michigan City (Davis Mill) Early Grove, Slayden, Mt. Pleasant and Red Banks and all areas in-between. We are also looking for the same things for that book. This is your opportunity to preserve and immortalize you and your ancestors in print; dont pass it up!
Pilgrimage time is nearly here. That means fix-up time for everything ourselves included. So dust off those hoops, get out the petticoats, and you men spruce up the cravats and be ready.
William Walker (Dudleys, James and Roberts older brother) called me from Jackson to say he was ok after open-heart surgery (the miracles of modern medicine.) He is a walking history book. He remembers everything and has forgotten nothing.
Remember 43 years ago today how the snow came down for a foot and a halfs worth of snow? The Japanese magnolias, the daffodils, the forsythias were all peeping out from under that beautiful white fluffy stuff, and the redbirds were everywhere and looked extra brilliant with that white background. Its a wonderful memory.
The business I am in isnt just a vocation; it is an avocation. I love every aspect of it except the mildew and the mold. Im allergic to them.
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