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UCMuseum Hosts Opening Event on Mother’s Day

The Union County Museum begins a celebration of its 50th anniversary when it opens for the 2019 season on Mother’s Day, May 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission to the annual event is free and refreshments will be available. Museum volunteers always look forward to showing museum patrons through the exhibits, highlighting the facility improvements made over the past few months.

“This event is the beginning of a season-long recognition of the people and patrons who have made it possible for the museum to become the regional gem it is,” said Sharon Hohstadt, museum curator. “We are so grateful to all and proud of what we have accomplished over the years.” Hohstadt served as president of the Union County Museum Society for 10 years, before accepting the role of curator in 2018.

A special anniversary celebration is being planned for September 7, during an enhanced Pioneer Day. Watch the website, newsletter and media for more information as details are solidified.

While admission to the museum is free on Mother’s Day, the museum board of directors encourages people to join the Union County Museum Society to support the mission of collecting, preserving and presenting our area’s history. Membership starts at just $10 a year for individuals and includes entry for free throughout the year and the quarterly newsletter. For just $50 a year you can be a Supporting Member and help ensure the museum continues its important role in the county.

Days and hours of operation after Mother’s Day are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday hours and dates will be announced. Be sure to include a visit to the museum when enjoying a Sunday drive after church or as part of entertaining visiting friends and relatives.

More volunteers are always needed and welcome, with activities ranging from being a host to working on new projects and necessary tasks. To learn more about volunteering, or to book a tour for a group, please contact Linda Bond, Museum Society Secretary, jefflindabond@gmail.com or call 541.910.8263. Volunteer hosts work in shifts.

Mother’s Day Event Kicks Off the 2018 Season

The Union County Museum celebrates the 2018 season opening Mother’s Day, May 13, from noon to 4 p.m. Admission to the annual event is free and refreshments will be served. Museum volunteers look forward to showing visitors through the displays, including a new exhibit titled, The Oregon Trail, Then & Now, which compares common items of day-to-day living during the Oregon Trail migration, mid-twentieth century and today.

The museum will honor Blanche and Gary Kohler, who have volunteered at the museum for several decades. The couple has retired from being actively involved and they will be sorely missed. Please join us in honoring their service to the museum.

“This season is the beginning of a new chapter for the museum and we look forward to another great season,” said Austin Saunders, recently elected as Museum Society President. “Sharon Hohstadt is moving into the curator role and we welcome her ideas and steady influence as we move forward without Blanche’s leadership.” Saunders noted Hohstadt has served as president for 10 years and was ready to make a change in her responsibilities.

A new exhibit can be seen in the Livery Station building, accessed through the courtyard. Titled Oregon Trail Then & Now, the exhibit features items of everyday use on the journey west and during settlement times, displayed with corresponding items from mid-twentieth century and today. The exhibit was created to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail migration, and to invite museum visitors to compare life today with that of past decades and centuries.

While admission to the museum is free on Mother’s Day, the museum board of directors encourages people to join the Union County Museum Society to support the mission of collecting, preserving and presenting our area’s history. Membership starts at just $10 a year for individuals and allows entry for free throughout the year. You can be a supporting member for just $50 a year.

More volunteers are always needed and welcome, with activities ranging from being a host to working on new projects and necessary tasks. To learn more about volunteering, or to book a tour for a group. Days and hours of operation after Mother’s Day are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Volunteer hosts work in shifts.

Call 541.562.6003 during museum hours to find out how to get involved.