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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 in June, and a Lantern Tour with carol singing at the Cresco Station Museum. The museum is decorated for the holiday season at the Inn Tour. Information is available on the Strawberry Festival, Chicken Barbecue and Lantern Tour. The date for the 2014 Strawberry Festival will be announced in the Spring of 2014 and will take place at the Mountainhome United Methodist Church.

Coming Events: At the Cresco Station Museum 

The Cresco Station Museum has closed for the 2013 season except for two special events in December. On December 7th, at 7:00 PM, the Station will be open for a Community get together. There will be Christmas carol singing, story time, and refreshments. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the decorations and sharing of the joy of the season. On Sunday, December 8, the Station will be open from 12:00 Noon until 5:00 PM for the Barrett Township Inn Tour. Tickets for the Tour will be available. No tickets are needed to visit the Museum. At 4:00 PM there will be the drawing of the winners of the Historical Society Raffle.


Regular Meeting Programs:

December 20th. - The regular meeting of the Historical Society will feature a special Christmas Program which will include a play by the Frogtown Players and refreshments provided by the Society members.  Check back to our website for information on upcoming programs for 2014.