Museum Store


The Drew County Museum on Saturday afternoon from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. will host a grand opening of its country store, an exhibit that has been in the works for a long time.

“The cage from the Trotter Store was given to the museum, and we have wanted to add a pretend store ever since,” said Beth Thurman, a member of the Drew County Museum Commission. “We have come a long way, and we think you will feel as though you have traveled back in time. Please come see what an old country store was like. They are becoming more and more of a relic and mere memory of the past.”

The exhibit, called “Tilling for a Living”, is the main foyer of the museum.

Antique tractors will be brought in and Curtis LaGrone will be on hand to talk about the farm implements in the shed out back by the stables. A 1928 Model A will also be available for viewing.

The Stephen Gaster smoke house from Bayou Bartholomew near Collins and the The Peter Rives Cabin from the Hollywood Plantation near Winchester will be open.

Also, the original printing press from Monticello’s first newspaper, The SAGE, and an original mail hack from the late 1800s and early 1900s will be on display.

Entertainment will be provided by Ralph Hunter’s “Rough & Ready” Blue Grass Band and there will be an old fashioned bake sale with homemade goodies and a rummage sale (no clothing).

Proceeds from the bake sale and rummage sale will help offset the cost of museum repairs.

“Come and enjoy the fun and activities,” Thurman said. “We look forward to sharing what the museum has to offer.”