UNION — It’s good to be preparing a monthly report for the first time in several months. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Museum Staff and Board of Directors of the Historical Society for holding everything together.
Genealogical researchers are on the move!
In June, visitors signing the guest book came from North Carolina, Florida, Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia, and Tennessee. Many were researching their families. One couple from Virginia found so much in our wonderful library that they spent the night and visited a second day. At least 15 other towns and/or cities in South Carolina were among our guests in July. Visiting us from the United Kingdom was a former Union resident and his wife.
Our Kentucky visitors wrote that they were so impressed with the museum while the videographers and photographers from the SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism wrote such praise as “fantastic,” “perfect,” and “will be back again.”
Under the question: “How did you learn about us?”, one eight year old said her mama and papa brought her. Thank you to these grandparents who want their children to know about our history.
We participated in the Ag+Art Weekend at the Cross Keys House on June 25-26. The museum staff along with some of our directors prepared (cleaned) the house and the outbuildings as well as mowed the extensive lawns.
Master Gardeners James and Diana Glaser prepared herb beds and flower beds. Cleveland Jackson gave valuable assistance for the vegetable garden and Sean Brown helped out on Saturday.
Our artists included a blacksmith, a potter, an arts and crafts venue, and a baker along with two storytellers. All reported a good response.
The deer ate our garden earlier in the month so a fence was constructed. By event time the veggies were making a comeback as were the weeds!
The visitor count was 198.
Many thanks to the volunteers, staff, and board members who labored long and hard in oppressive heat that weekend.
Coming soon will be a fundraising event when El Poblano will donate a percentage of their sales on Thursday, July 14 between 5-10 p.m. This includes takeout as well as eat-in. Please help us out.
Thank you for all you do. Let us know if we can be of assistance to you.
For more information about the Union County Museum and the Union County Historical Society call 864-429-5081.
Ola Jean Kelly is the Director of the Union County Museum.