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Douglas County Museum

We invite everyone to come by Saturday at noon and bring your lawn chair.  Free tours will be given from 10 to noon.  Lonny Thiele, from Poplar Bluff, will be sharing mule stories from his book at 12:30.  Then former students and friends of Bob Holt will play fiddle tunes beginning at 1:00 with some square dancing on the front porch.  There will be cookies and lemonade for each guest.

How long has it been since you’ve made a tour of the Museum?  Better yet, have you ever walked through and toured the inside?

When you do, you will find a Daisy butter churn from Nola Maxine (Hall) Lirley; a wooden mirrored buffet once belonging to John and Lotus Bragg, a Philco radio from Rex and Ruth Browning, and a Brunswick Victrola, owned by Virgil York, a well known gunsmith of Douglas County.

Remember ‘the Corner Store’? We have the malt machine used there by Basil Spurlock.  We also have a pie safe/cupboard and a spoon collection containing over 75 spoons, owned by Hortense Gentry.

We have increased the hours of the museum by being open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, in addition to the usual Saturday hours.

About 100 fifth graders came through last Wednesday to tour the museum and had a lot of questions.  We appreciated them coming.

Do you want help with your family history?  Come by and let us help.  We have census, veterans, and marriage records to look through and the most extensive cemetery records of any historical society around.  We also have scant information from adjoining counties.

Stay tuned for more.