Presented by Greenwood County Historical Society Board members John Bills and Gib Rhodes with the help of Linda Sobieski.
Come and go presentation from 1 - 4 pm.
It’s “Time to Play at the Greenwood County Historical Society”! A new display of old time toys will greet you as you come in the door. Featured in the display are an Italian gondola, a 1933 jigsaw puzzle from Hills Brother’s Coffee, toy sewing machines and cast iron cars and trucks.
On the backside of this display is a small exhibit on early baseball in Greenwood County. We have uniforms from Virgil and Tonovay and information on the Eureka Oilers baseball team that was first organized in 1921. The team later was invited to play in the Southwestern League and was a minor league team between 1924 and 1926.
Come in and see these displays and many others that we have here at the museum. Hours are Monday – Friday 10 – 4.
This white formal, was worn by Nita Thimesch when she married Emil Thimesch in 1953. She may have worn it when she married Herman White in the 1930s.
The dress is strapless with a white satin foundation beneath a white net overlay. The bodice is made of a white lace fabric. Net roses with silver thread accent are found on the bust and around the skirt at the hip level. A small cape is a nice addition to the ensemble.
Tan wedding shoes complete the outfit. The shoes are designed with cutouts, button closures over the instep and 2” heels.
Come into the museum Monday through Friday 10-4 and see this and the other examples of historical clothing on display.
We’re anticipating the fall season and cooler temperatures ahead with our choice for quilt of the month at the Greenwood County Historical Society Museum.
This handmade quilt was created by Myrtel (Faylor) Allan in the early 1940’s using the Maple Leaf pattern. It was donated to the museum in 2010 by Margaret Branson, her daughter.
The maple leaf is made of 7” x 7 ½” blocks in green, red, yellow, brown, orange, and pink solid fabrics. There are alternating blocks of white. It is hand-quilted with diagonal lines of stitching that are 1 ¾” apart and it is bound and backed in white fabric.
Stop and visit the Greenwood County Historical Society Museum Monday – Friday 10 – 4 and enjoy this exhibit and many more interesting things about the history of Greenwood County.
Greenwood County Historical Society board members John Bills and Gib Rhodes presented the history of town schools at the museum on August 29.
John Bills and Gib Rhodes sharing information to a packed house at the Fifth Monday presentation on Augusts 29th.