Sunday, May 19, 2019

Memorial Day Monday at the Museum, a Traditional Event!

This is as usual "Eaton Day" or History Day in Eaton .(.in it 28th year)on Monday, Memorial Day.  This year the annual Pie Sale will be postponed a bit,  but festivities include new displays at the Old Town of Eaton Museum with Back Street Mary giving tours. The hours are from 11 until 3pm.  In the afternoon, there will be an ice-cream social.... and hopes are that the weather will cooperate.

The fun is the new displays... that include an intriguing look back at what the original Cobblers (shoemakers) room would have looked like.  A new piece of history, via a diary which proves Sprauge was there making shoes in 1802 is proof of the buildings original use...  Tools and stories of the old building abound and Mary will be there to spin them.

Also on hand for the sale will be newly done etchings of the Congregational Church, now the Community Church, as it looked in 1833 when it was built. Plus all of the books and artifacts of that building.

The new school exhibit has for sale copies of the photo taken for the last graduating class of the Brooklyn Street High School in 1934.  In the picture are so many of the mothers and fathers of current residents as well as grandparents of their children.  So come down ...get a collectable and help support the museum.

There will be refreshments at the museum well as discussion on our upcoming year's exhibits and upcoming Wednesday, Summer Lecture Series, that was such a success last year.

So please come down and support your link to the history of the area.  Monday, Memorial Day from 11-3 pm. In the afternoon our Eaton Revolutionary War Re-Enactors will be at the Gerrit Smith Buildings Cemetery Site to fire the traditional Military Salute for all of the Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried there.  This is a stirring sight...

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