Union County Museum opens doors with Mother’s Day event

Mother's Day at museum

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 10.47.25 AMUNION — Continuing a long-standing tradition, the Union County Museum opens its doors for the 2017 season on Mother’s Day, May 14, from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be offered.

Museum volunteers look forward to showing visitors through the exhibits, according to a press release.

Members of the Union County Museum Society Board of Directors and museum volunteers have gathered items from their personal collections and are offering them for sale on Mother’s Day, with the proceeds going to archival materials, new displays and landscaping at the Little White Church.

Patrons are encouraged to find a treasure to add to their own collection or décor.

The exhibits, which explore the history of life in Union County and the region, include some new additions. The museum collection includes a World War I exhibit, with highlights about people who served in the war with ties to Union County; the General Store; Agriculture, Timber and Transportation; Cowboys Then and Now; a pioneer cabin and the
Livery Station. Learn about families in Union County who have been on their land for more  than 100 years, earning a Century Farm designation, and view photos depicting the early days in each Union County community.

“We look forward to another great season and encourage people to come see why the
museum is worthy of your support,” said Sharon Hohstadt, Museum Society president. “It is very gratifying to hear comments from people who come from all across America, praising the quality of exhibits and extent of our collection.”

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 free admission throughout the year. You can be a supporting member for just $50 a year.

Hohstadt says more volunteers are always welcome. Contact her to learn about becoming a museum volunteer at shohoho2@gmail.com or 541-963-8624. Days and hours of operation after Mother’s Day are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The Union County Museum is an all-volunteer effort by a small but dedicated group of
individuals.

The museum is owned and operated by the nonprofit Union County Museum Society. Go to the museum website, www.ucmuseumoregon.com for more information, or call 541-562-6003 during museum hours.

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