“Remember When” at the museum

Photo by Christy Porter
David Brenner (left) and Jim Clem (right) reminisce about museum history 
at the open house held March 17.

By Christy Porter
Managing Editor

Warm greetings were extended at the door of the Texas County Museum of Art and History Open House held Sun., March 17 from 2 – 4 p.m. The event was titled “Remember When – A Photographic Review of the Museum.”
The display was truly a pictorial of just how involved the community has been with the museum. While the museum holds archives of long past historical items and documents, it has also been very instrumental in being a part of more recent history for the past 15 years.
Programs that have included music, auctions, academics, photo contests, sales, sewing, painting, book signings, lectures and the list goes on have been held at the museum and included young and old alike. 

Photo by Christy Porter
Josh Kinder entertained open house attendees 
with country favorites.
And even at the open house, many of these same occasions were happening. Josh Kinder sang country favorites to those present, with many tapping their hands and feet and even quietly singing along. Green refreshments of delicious cookies and drinks were available in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. While reviewing the many photos that spanned events at the museum, visitors visited and remembered, laughed and learned. This was an event that employed all your senses.

 The photos will remain on display until the end of March, and will still be available after that, nested back in the numerous photo albums.
Thirteen workshops are currently available for the upcoming months. They include a wide array of creative opportunity, instructed by professionals at nominal fees.    “Usually one afternoon is all that is required to go home with a finished product,” says Ellen Reynolds, Museum Curator.
Photo by Christy Porter
Modeling the ensemble 
from the door prize is 
winner Paisley Kinder, 
very green 
in honor of St. Pat’s Day.


Stop by the museum for details and to sign up. Sign ups are necessary so the instructors may have adequate supplies on hand for the classes.
While visiting the museum, make sure to visit the Book Nook, maintained by Friends of the Licking Library, and shop at the Current River Artist Market for handmade items by local artists. It is likely that you may even meet one of them while there.
The Texas County Museum of Art and History is a treasure established on Main Street in Licking.
Photo by Christy Porter
Handmade items by local artists are available for sale at the Current River Artist Market located inside the museum, as are books at the Book Nook.



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