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PC Ag Museum will host open house

HENNEPIN — The annual Agricultural Museum Open House of the Putnam County Historical Society will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at 501 Old Hwy. 26 in Hennepin.

During the event, visitors can view the many improvements that have been made to the museum and meeting house through the support from the Walter Durley Boyle Charitable Trust. Upgrades include lighting, ceiling fans, freshly painted walls and balcony floors, and much more.

The permanent displays include agricultural equipment and tools, wildlife, coal mining, an early 1900s general store, a post office, a one-room school, and a farm kitchen. Other additions include an office display, a collection of toys and household items, as well as photos of the 54 Worthy Masters of the Magnolia Grange in the corn display room.

Everyone is invited, and admission to the event is free. Pork chop and barbecue lunches will be available for purchase at the meeting house. Both buildings are handicapped accessible. The nearby Pulsifer House museum, built in 1844, will also be open for tours, but isn’t handicapped accessible.

For more information, email Luke Holly at lholly@yahoo.com or Sid Whitaker at sidneywhitaker25@gmail.com, or call 815-303-5104.

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