Museum plans to extend hours for Peach Festival
The Union County Museum in Cobden plans to have extended hours during the Cobden Peach Festival.
The museum is scheduled to be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5 – those are dates of the Peach Festival.
The museum is located along South Appleknocker Street in downtown Cobden.
The museum plans to present a special exhibit titled “Southern Illinois Sports.”
The exhibit features photographs of sports teams from various eras and locations.
A salute to the 1964 Cobden Appleknocker basketball team will be included, along with several other noted Cobden sports teams.
The photos are from the museum’s collection. The exhibit is scheduled to run through late October.
The Shop by the Museum also is scheduled to be in operation and will feature recently stocked items.
The shop offers collectibles, glassware, fall merchandise and a variety of other decorative items.
Proceeds from the shop go toward the operation of the museum.
After the Peach Festival, the museum’s normal hours are Saturday and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day.