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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 Mountainhome United Methodist Church. 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 July meeting is held on the second Friday to avoid conflict with the annual Antique Show and Sale at the Mountainhome United Methodist Church. 

    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. These include a Strawberry Festival and Flea Market on June 14 at the Mountainhome United Methodist. Strawberry pies, shortcake, sundaes, lunch will be available. 

Coming Events: At the Cresco Station Museum  The reopening of the Museum for the 2014 season will be on May 25 with a day of events beginning with a Memorial Day program sponsered by the local American Legion Post followed by the presentation of the Citizen of the Year by the Rotary at 1:30 and a musical program by Uncle Pete Tawney and his group at 2:00. There will also be an ice cream social. The schedule for the musical programs for the remainder of the season is as follows: June 29th 1-4pm Bob Richards & Old Time Fiddlers, July 27th 1-4pm Ted Satterthwaite, guitar/vocalist, August 31st 1-4pm John James & Friends, country music, September 28th 1-4pm Kelly Planer & the Perks, gospel/country music. Arts and Crafts Shows & Sales 1-4pm are June 8th Leslie Mulliken, weaver, July 13th Steve Broderick, photographer

Regular Meeting Programs:

The programs for the regular monthly meetings will include a field trip to Buck Hill Falls on June 20th, guided by John Styk. We will meet at the Mountainhome church at 5:00PM and car pool since parking at the Falls is limited. (Bring supper and we will have a picnic at High Acres Park after the Falls.) The July 18th meeting will be held at the Friendly Community Center (old Library Building) and include a tour of the facility as well as our regular meeting. Our speaker will be local (now living in Myrtle Beach) Sally Price Gomez. The meeting will be at the regular time 7:30 PM. The August meeting will be on the 15th at the Mountainhome United Methodist Church at 7:30 PM and the program will be on the Manhattan Project, Speaker Fred Lehrer.