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September Third Tuesday at the Museum

The Little White Church faces Main Street and sits beside City Hall.

As the 2018 season winds down, the Union County Museum is pleased to highlight the talent and knowledge within the museum’s board members and volunteers. Guest speakers for the September Third Tuesday are Sharon Hohstadt, Museum Curator, and Anne Rodriguez, who has created a successful outreach program. The event is September 18, at 7 p.m., in the Little White Church, across Main Street from the Museum in Union.

Sharon will give a talk she presented in May to visiting members of the California & Oregon Trails Association, about the Oregon Trail migration, which began in earnest 175 years ago.

Anne Rodriguez, also a retired teacher, will do the traveling trunk presentation, giving us all the chance to hear what she takes to area schools. She presented to 269 students last spring and is scheduling school visits for 2019.

We will “open the mike,” for the last segment of the evening, inviting museum volunteers and members to do a short talk about their areas of interest and expertise. This has the benefit of bringing to light people who may be selected to present an expanded version as the guest speaker at a Third Tuesday next season. Please contact Austin Saunders, board President, vcashsquared@gmail.com, if you have something you would like to share.

The purpose of the September Third Tuesday event is to foster more exchange between the board, volunteers, members and the general public and to encourage all to attend the Annual Meeting, Friday, October 5. We hope to see you at both of these engaging events.

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