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Programs and Special Events

   The Society has several types of programs and special events during the year. The public is invited to all of these events.

   Monthly Meetings: The Society has a monthly meeting which is held the third Friday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Friendly Community Center. Following a short business meeting, a scheduled speaker covers some aspect of local history. The June meeting is a field trip to a place of historical importance, the location is usually within one hour drive. 

    The Cresco Station Museum: The society has regular programs at the Cresco Station Museum. From Memorial Day to Columbus Day, there is a monthly performance by local muscians and an Ice Cream Social. The museum is also the site of an Art's and Craft's Exhibit on the second Sunday of each month. Local Artists and Crafters display and sell their work. Exhibits change periodically.

   Special Events: The Society holds several special events during the year.Watch for announcements here.  Raffle tickets for numerous prizes are available at the Museum and all special events. Drawing will be in the Fall, the date to be announced. 

Coming Events: At the Cresco Station Museum: 

The reopening of the Museum for the 2016 season occurred on Memorial Day weekend, May 29, 2016.

A Steamtown excursion will visit the Station on July 24, 2016. Music by Ted Satterthwaite, guitar-vocalist,  Classic Car Club, ice cream, dogs and burgers, and Station tour are planned. Two other excursions; August 21 and October 23. Excursions will arrive at approximately 1 PM. Art Exhibit and Sales on August 14th; Clark Bartholomew - Handcrafted wood items. Special Music  Programs - July 24 - Ted Satterthwaite, August 21 - Kelly Planner & the Perks - Gospel & Country, September 25 - Bob Richards & Old Time Fiddlers, October 23 - John James & Friends.

Regular Meeting Programs:

The general meetings for the Society will be held the third Friday of each month, unless otherwise announced, at the Friendly Community Center (the former Barrett Friendly Library, opposite the Mountainhome United Methodist Church on Route 191), at 7:30 PM. Friday, **July 15 will be a meeting at Parkside Chapel in Henryville at 7:00 PM. Car pool if possible as parking is limited. Check back here for a complete listing of future programs.