Meigs Museum Sets Upcoming Events, to Welcome Colonial Living Historian

The current display will soon move to make way for the incoming exhibit on past schools in Meigs County. The new exhibit will open May 4, 2016. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
The current display will soon move to make way for the incoming exhibit on past schools in Meigs County. The new exhibit will open May 4, 2016. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.

POMEROY – The Meigs County Historical Society and Museum has several upcoming events.

On July 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. David Van Meter will be set up at the museum as an 18th century colonial surveyor and a map maker. Van Meter is a colonial period living historian and portrays a surveyor from Kentucky County, Virginia. His wife, Janet, will be bringing her weaving and needlework, as well as native quill work. The public is invited to see a colonial surveyor using the same type of equipment a young George Washington would have used.

The “Bond of Friendship” display will remain open through the end of April. It features local fraternal orders of the past and present, including Freemasonry, Eastern Star, Knights of Pythias, Patrons of Husbandry/Grange, Lincoln Legion, Job’s Daughters, DeMolay, and others; as well as correspondence from days gone by.  The exhibit has

The Bond of Friendship exhibit is open until the end of April. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner
The Bond of Friendship exhibit is open until the end of April. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner

several unique pieces on special loan from individuals and organizations related to the various fraternal orders.

Just in time for class reunions and beginning May 4, the new exhibit will feature local schools and clothing from past decades. Anyone with items they would like to donate or loan for this display, please contact Calee Pickens at 740-416-1733 or email info@meigschs.org. Pictures, clothing (both school-related and non-school-related), and any memorabilia are welcome to help showcase the people who traveled through the halls of many schools and school buildings that are no more. Please get in touch with items to donate or loan as soon as possible to ensure they become part of our next exhibit. The display will last through June.

The group will once again be participating in the State Route 143 yard sale as a fundraiser for the Meigs County Historical Society and Museum. The organization’s Facebook page has more information as the date approaches for the massive Route 143 yard sale.

The non-profit is accepting items donated to the yard sale as well. Anyone that would like to contribute to the yard sale should contact Jordan Pickens at 740-416-9667 or email the museum at info@meigschs.org. Arrangements can then be made  on pickup/drop-off.

The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (740) 992-3810 or visit the website at www.meigschs.org.

Correspondence through the decades can be viewed at the Bond of Friendship exhibit open until the end of the month at the museum. There are several letters from WWII and the Civil War on view. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Correspondence through the decades can be viewed at the Bond of Friendship exhibit open until the end of the month at the museum. There are several letters from WWII and the Civil War on view. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.