Wednesday, April 24, 2013


 “See It, Save It, Preserve It!

 The Versailles Area Historical Society will be taking part in this year’s annual National Historic Preservation Month celebration with their “What was up There?” tour of five fascinating buildings that give history of what was on the second and in one case third floors in downtown Versailles.
The tour will be hosted on Saturday May 4, 2013. Groups will gather rain or shine in the village square with one group leaving at 12:00 p.m. and the second group at 3:00 p.m. each lasting about two hours. Light refreshments will be served in the Masonic Dining Room and a question and answer session will be held.
Cost is $8.00 for Versailles Area Historical Society members and $10.00 for non-members. Guests will have guided tours of five historic buildings including the Marker Building, now the home of Living Waters Ministry the La Moine Hall (former home of The Versailles Policy), the Opera House (above Tom Magoto’s State Farm), the Knights of Columbus Hall, the 1st Library, the old telephone switch board, (all above the Floor Store & More and House of Flowers) and the Versailles Masonic Lodge (located above Nancy O’s).
For tickets you may make reservations by calling the museum answering machine at 937-526-4222 and leave your name if you are a member, how many tickets and if you want tour one or two. We look forward to hosting you “Upstairs”.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

UPDATE on Remodel Project

We are now to the stage of "cleaning up" the construction mess, priming walls & painting to get ready for carpet & tile.  Volunteers have been busy.
Several other smaller projects are still finishing up.  Three built-in display cases are in the final stages as Steve Harman has been building them with scrap lumber from the remodel project.  Kitchenette cabinets are being refinished by Ed Collins ( these were cabinets that were removed in the remodel).  The north lobby no longer has reception windows.  They have been replaced with a solid wall better suited for displays.
We are excited about the changes and looking forward to sharing them at a future open house.