We request the honor of your presence at the “Truffles and Ruffles Tea,”
The Historical Society’s first activity for the 2013 season was on May 3rd. The museum was open for dinner guests to view at 5:00. A catereddinner was served across from the museum at John Stewart United Methodist Church. The guest speaker was Mr. Hocker, a recognized authority on the Lincoln Highway.
Although it was around 102 degrees that day, the WCHS ice cream social was the place to be! There were great cars from the pre 50′s era, carriages, buggies,and wagons to see. There was the Community Band and guests from the Star Theatre group to hear. There was a raffle drawing for a one-of -a-kind Ithica gun to see, and sandwiches,cakes, pies, and ice cream to taste!
Junior Historians’ Camp
During the Junior Historians’ camp, the focus was on life during the early 1800′s. The children also learned about the early stone tools made by the Indians for hunting, scraping, grinding grain, and even making their clothes. Mr. Tom Hill came and talked about the War of 1812 and shared a diorama that he had created. Mr. Ron Marvin Jr. dressed as a worker from the 1800′s and shared some of the tools from trades such as carpentry,
store owner, pharmacist, and black smith. Each day the children made a craft having to do with the day’s topic and , of course, they also enjoyed refreshments some of which were also of the type served in the 180
The Victorian Tea
The Victorian Tea also had a Titanic theme. As participants enjoyed pastries, finger sandwiches, and tea or punch, Marnie Hill made a presentation of facts concerning the Titanic.
The 2012 season opened with the Titanic Dinner. This dinner was on the very night that the Titanic sank 100 years earlier! Diners were served a sampling of the meal that was served to the first class passengers the night the Titanic sank. Diners were joined by Titanic passengers Mr. and Mrs. John Astor and the famous Molly Brown. It was an evening to remember!
The Museum hosted an open house at Christmas for visitors to enjoy musical entertainment and the beauty of the decorated trees and the museum. Some of the trees were decorated by individuals and some by organizations, but they all had one thing in common, theywere all beautiful!
Museum Events & Overland Inn Event
May 3 – Lincoln Highway Dinner
May 4 – Museum, Inn and Mill open for the season
June 9 – Victorian Tea
June 17 – 19 – Junior Historian Day Camp
July 6 – Ice Cream Social
September 9 – 14 – See you at the fair!
October 26 – Trick or Treat/ Haunted Museum
October 27 – Museum Closes for Winter
November 10 – Veterans’ Day Program
December 14 -15 -Christmas Open House
The Inn was made ready and all the guests arrived. And what an evening it was! Following appetizers and drinks, a feast was served by Historical Society board members in period clothing. Good food, good friends and a great ambiance – how much better can it get?!!
The Wyandot Historical society hosted a Victorian Tea on a beautiful summer day on August 28th. Guests enjoyed finger tip sandwiches, petit-fours, brownies, lemon bars, cookies and many traditional sweets along with several types of tea and punch. While enjoying their tea, Guests were treated to a program and style show of hats and purses through the ages.
During the Ice Cream Social, attendees were able to enjoy exploring wagons and buggies from a by gone era. Ice cream, pie, cake, and brownies were also available for their enjoyment. Some enjoyed the carriage rides while others listened to the Community Band or toured the museum. It was a beautiful day with many fun activities to enjoy
Junior Historians’ Camp
This year the Junior Historian Camp was centered around the Civil War. Junior Historians began by filling out enlistment papers and were official Civil War soldiers. Next they designed their company’s flag. They also enjoyed a sample of the type of rations that the soldiers would have had to eat. During the two days they learned about the underground railroad, performed a rife volley with poppers, and even played a game that was popular during the Civil War Era called “Drop the Hankie”. During the afternoon of the second day, they were visited by a Confederate soldier! Mr. Fadley informed the campers about the different pieces of equipment and clothing that he wore or carried and even fired a couple of rounds from his musket rife. The Junior Historians had a great time while learning a little about history.