Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Help Celebrate our New Addition!

Our new museum building makes me and my hardworking little crew happy.  We are almost done, only things left are getting the word out and a few final touchups, and so a dream of getting our 501 3c and apspling for grants has paid off. So I ask you to tell everyone you know who is interested in history about our opening.
The Friends of the Old Town of Eaton Museum invite the public to join them for the Grand Opening of their new Agricultural Mini - Museum, located on the grounds of the Old Town of Eaton Museum at 2776 River Road in Eaton.  The new building was made possible by a grant from the Mid-York Foundation and members of Old Town Folks Inc.  

The date is Saturday and Sunday September 28 and 29, which is traditional Fall Festival History Weekend held each fall.  The hours will be from 11 until 4 both days with sales of gifts and bake goods to benefit the museum. 

The new building features the history of Eaton’s many businesses including Moses Cronk, Wood, Taber & More Steam Engine Works,  Sheffield Diary that became Sealtest, with a special feature on the first Holstein - Friesian breeding herd of  cattle to come to The United States, and much more.  

The building will have a built in tour via a video & talk given by former Madison County Historian Back Street Mary Messere.  Messere also will be there  selling copies of her many books, and of course be on hand to answer your history questions.

Messere who acts as the museums curator, notes that this is a dream come true for the small group. Messere won an award from  Museumwise for her putting on of 8 Fall Festival History Weekends that spanned 3  counties and banded small and large museums together to be open for free on the same day in the fall. This allowed people to learn history and visit those little museums that seem to be never open.  

For more information visit the museums facebook page at Old Town of Eaton Museum or on the web at

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