POMEROY — The Meigs County Pioneer and Historical Society in Pomeroy received a $1,000 donation Wednesday from Peoples Bankcorp Foundation.
On hand from Peoples Bank to present the donation were Anthony Thorne, Meigs-Gallia-Mason market team leader and branch manager of the Wellston office, and Tina Rees, branch manger of the Pomeroy office.
“We are pleased to be able to provide the Society with funds to continue their efforts at preserving and discovering Meigs County’s history,” Rees said.
Chorlis Gaul, treasurer of the Society, accepted the funds on behalf of the group.
The museum is located on Butternut Avenue in Pomeroy, and is open Wednesday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Inside are thousands of artifacts from the county’s history, along with genealogy, court and census records.
The current “Bond of Friendship” display will remain open through the end of April. It features local fraternal orders of the past and present, including Freemasonry, Eastern Star, Knights of Pythias, Patrons of Husbandry/Grange, Lincoln Legion, Job’s Daughters, DeMolay and others. Included in the exhibit are correspondence and several unusual pieces on special loan from individuals and organizations related to the various fraternal orders.
Just in time for class reunions is a new exhibit featuring local schools and clothing from past decades. The display will showcase the people who traveled through the halls of many schools and buildings in the county. The exhibit begins May 4 and will last through June.
Anyone who would like to donate or loan items for this display such as pictures, clothing (both school-related and non-school-related) and memorabilia are asked to contact Calee Pickens at 740-416-1733 or email [email protected]
On July 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., David Van Meter will be at the museum portraying an 18th century colonial surveyor and a map maker. He will be using the same type of equipment a young George Washington would have used during his travels to the area.
His wife, Janet, will be bringing her weaving and needlework, as well as native quill work.
The group will once again be participating in the State Route 143 yard sale Saturday, May 30, as a fundraiser for the Meigs County Historical Society and Museum. The organization’s Facebook page will have more information as the date approaches for the over 21 mile Route 143 yard sale.
Donated to the yard sale are being accepted, and those wishing to contribute to the yard sale should contact Jordan Pickens at 740-416-9667 or email the museum at [email protected] to make arrangements for pickup or drop-off of donations.
For more information, call (740) 992-3810 or visit the website at www.meigschs.org.
Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155 Ext. 2551