Moose Lake museum to open Saturday for the season, open house May 31The Depot and Fires of 1918 Museum will open for the season on Saturday, May 29.
The Depot and Fires of 1918 Museum will open for the season on Saturday, May 29.
Some new exhibits include a 1915 Model "T" Ford in the new annex building, along with a display of tools that went with the vehicle. Some were commercially made, and some are hand made.
There is a military uniform display, and pictures of the people who wore them. They represent all branches of the military.
The display of Native American Artifacts is still on display, set up by Steven Blondo, the museum's in-house archaeologist. The display is set up to resemble a "dig."
The fire display has been moved to the annex and the museum has a new display of pictures and artificats from area churches including the baptism font from Blomskog Church, the pulpet from the McCabe church, altar candles and a pew from St Andrew's Episcopal Church, and a Catholic Comunion Set that came from the State Hospital. The recitation bench that came out of the Island Lake School also fits right in to this display. A special application has been applied to several of the windows to resemble stained glass. Also scattered around are old bibles and prayer books and hymnals.
The Pederson Manuala Post of the American Legion will be having a coffee hour and open house at the Annex from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 31. There will be no charge during the coffee and social hour on Monday.
Admission charges are $2 per person and $5 per family. Society members will be allowed in at no charge.