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, a Chicken Barbecue in September or October, 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.
Coming Events: At the Cresco Station Museum
The Cresco Station Museum is closed for the season. But mark your calendar - Sunday, May 26 (rain date - May 27) for the Grand Reopening and the Historical Society 20th Anniversary Celebration activities. Schedule 1:00 PM- Memorial Day Honor of Veterans Program: 1:30 PM - Barrett Township Citizen of the Year Award Program: 2:00 to 4:00 PM - Hay Rides, Music, Square Dancing: Food available all afternoon: 4:00 PM Dessert Auction: John James Art Show - all afternoon
Regular Meeting Programs:
May 17 - Humanities Program - Stonewalls
June 21 - Field Trip - Location to be announced later
July 12 - History of Buck Hill Falls
Aug. 16 - Program by Frederick Lehrer - Lincoln at Gettysburg
Sept. 20 - Al Hall - Fairs and Carnivals of Barrett Township
Oct. 17 - (tentative) BTHS Research Committee - Early Businesses/Resorts in Barrett Township