Versailles Area Museum Announces “Last Monday’s” Returning this Month!

February 15, 2017

Versailles Area Museum Announces “Last Monday’s” Returning this Month!

Why is July 6, 1901 such an important date in Versailles history? Perhaps it is because like no other day in our villages nearly 200 year history has the population been so tested. Never has a village been asked to do so much from so little. But perhaps it was the day that our motto “People, pride and progress” was born. Because on that hot, dry July afternoon the village growing on the banks of the Swamp Creek and along the Big Four Railroad was nearly destroyed by a fire like almost none other to that point in history.

Please join us as The “Last Monday” programs begin anew on February 27th at 1:00 p.m. with the story “A Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight”, which will retell the tale of the Versailles Town Fire.

Sarah Magoto who does research as well as any locally historian (and we are proud to have her) will bring an important story to our 21st century life. Sarah has collected through hours of research, information and photos of the time in the village before, during, and after the horrific fire. Once described as a village that did not knowing “what to do” in the fires aftermath but proved this myth wrong. Because as in typical fashion, Versailles picked up and cared on!

We invite you to join us for our program complete with discussion, time to tour the museum and to enjoy light refreshments with friends new and old. We will be waiting for you! 

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