Lorraine Effenbeck Barbara Grimmett Steve Hartnett Jean Fanshier Pat Houston Linda Lamb Linda Westfahl
Executive Director: Michael Hathaway
Save the Date: #GivingTuesday is December 1! We're proud to be part of this global celebration of giving. GoldenBeltGives campaign runs Nov. 1 through Dec. 1. Click the link below to support the museum through Golden Belt Community Foundation's #Giving Tuesday promotion. Find us under "Education.": Golden Belt Gives. (Patrons are also welcome to email, call, or drop by the museum for more information.)
The museum office, library and buildings are open by appointment only.
There is also someone available via phone or email to help with questions and research. As always, we thank you for your understanding and support.
FARMERS NATIONAL BANK RENOVATIONS
We are working on raising funds to repair the bricks around the roof of the Farmers National Bank, and a large crack in the south wall. Estimate for repairs were $14,000. We are on the contractor's schedule for spring. We have raised about half of that and hope you will help us reach our goal by spring 2021.
MUSEUM THRIFT SHOP
New in the museum library is a little thrift shop up front. Items available are DVD movies, music and game CDs, hand-crafted items, our souvenir playing cards, other odds & ends, and homemade jellies & jams by Pat Houston: Grape Jelly, Apple Butter, Peach Preserves, Currant Jelly, Peach Seed Jelly, $5 per jar.
PERMANENT QUILT EXHIBIT
Stafford County Museum hosted Chamber Coffee May 18, 2018, at the museum library. It coincided with the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the museum’s permanent quilt exhibit. The ribbon was cut by Marceline Masten at 10 a.m. at the back of the Farmers National Bank (where the late great attorney Bill Goss’ office was once upon a time).
The exhibit displays all of the quilts in the museum’s collection. Along with quilts, the display features many other exquisite hand-crafted textile artifacts, such as examples of tatting, and items in which the craftswomen raised and harvested the wool, spun the wool into thread, wove it into strips, and sewed the strips into bed covers. For more information and photos, look for Stafford County Historical and Genealogical Society on Facebook.
STAFFORD COUNTY SOUVENIR PLAYING CARDS
$10 per deck
Stafford County Souvenir Playing Cards, printed on high quality playing card stock. These cards make a fun & fascinating collectible as well as a wonderful gift. Each card highlights a different historical photo & fact about our County.
The tuck-box is adorned with a colorful 1929 architect's drawing of our Courthouse and the back of each card shows a colorized postcard photo of our museum building as it was in 1910.
We are grateful to everyone who participated in this fundraising project by sponsoring a card. Communities represented by our sponsors in the cards are Hudson, Macksville, Radium, St. John, Stafford and Zenith as well as our rural areas.
We can mail them for an additional $3.00 per deck for shipping/handling. Payment may be made by check or money order to the address above, or via Paypal using our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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