Museum Musings

“One of the most substantial houses in the Springville community.” White Plains is a square, frame, weatherboard-clad residence with a low-pitched hip roof. The foundation, once brick piers, has been infilled with cement block. The house, which is said to have been constructed ca. 1822, has undergone several periods of significant remodeling. The first, in […]
When reading the “Letters to Santa” we see the innocence of childhood in its purest form.  Their undertones can express a range of emotions from sadness to funny stories. Notes sent to Santa are an unlikely lens through which to understand the past, offering a peek into the worries, desires and quirks of the times […]
Local shops and their December 11, 1919 Christmas Ad’s  
A Christmas Story from the French of DeCoppet   Not long ago there lived in the city of Marseilles an old shoemaker, loved and honored by all his neighbors, who called him “Father Martin.”  One Christmas eve Father Martin, who had been reading the story of the three wise men who brought their gifts to […]
From the Darlington New & Press, December 11, 1919.