Museum scheduled to reopen

The Union County Museum in Cobden is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, March 2. The museum has been closed for the winter months.

The museum is scheduled to be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on March 2. The museum is located at 117 S. Appleknocker in downtownn Cobden.

A special exhibit featuring recent acquisitions that were donated to the historical society is planned when the museum reopens.

A variety of items with a local theme are scheduled to be on display. Among the items which will be featured are the following:

A group of postcards depicting a train wreck in Mill Creek in 1913.

A shaving mug owned by Oliver Alden.

A ledger from the 1890s which was used by Dr. Jesse Glasco of Alto Pass.

A hoof gauge tool and a blacksmith certificate that belonged to H.E. Douglas. Douglas was a blacksmith from Anna.

A ledger, dated 1865, from the store of David Green of Cobden.

A photo of a Balcom school class.

An advertising needle book, Oldest Box Factory in the State of Illinois,” from W.P. Mesler of Cobden.

The exhibit is scheduled to be on display during March and April.

The Bargain Shop, located next to the museum, also is scheduled to be open. The shop has been restocked and will feature spring-related items.

Proceeds from the shop support the operation of the museum, as well as historical society projects.

Regular hours for the museum and shop are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and Friday afternoons by chance. The museum’s phone number is 893-2865.

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