Sunday, October 19th at 2:00 pm – Six Basin Street Dixieland Band at Museum

Six Basin Street is an all women Dixieland Jazz Band that plays music for the purposes of having fun, improving on ensemble playing ability, and entertaining others. It is a teaching band, and amateur band in which players share skills with each other and music with as many as we are able. The band’s name comes from a tune in the original 1991 play list, Basin Street Blues, which has remained a favorite through the various versions of the band.

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October 15, 2014, 7:00 pm – Formation of Genealogy/History Group

The Old Town Museum will sponsor a  genealogy/history group .  The first meeting will be held at the museum Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm.  The focus of this group will be to assist those attending with their personal genealogies and to promote research of the history of Old Town and surrounding towns.  The ultimate goal will be to develop resources at the museum for the public to use.

Museum Hours for 2014

Display of Old Town's shoe industry.

Included in the Museum are displays about the city’s industries, including its shoe, canoe and textile industries.

The Old Town Museum will open for the 2014 Season on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 1:00 pm. 

This year, the normal “open hours” for the Museum will be on  Wednesday, Friday and Saturday  from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm or by arrangement. The Museum will also have periodic Sunday afternoon special events.

Hosted by an all-volunteer staff, anyone in the area is welcome to visit, or volunteer during those hours. Anyone wishing to volunteer to assist the Museum can also contact any Museum Board Member.

There is no fee to enjoy the museum, though donations are appreciated.

OT 3rd Grade Students visit the Museum

June 6, 2012 - OT 3rd Grade -1

June 6, 2012 Grade 3 Visits Museum

On June 6th approximately 44 students along with  2 Teachers and a few parents spent some time at the Old Town Museum learning about some of the early history of the community in which they attend school.

June 6, 2012 - OT 3rd Grade Class

After an introductory orientation, the students were divided into 2 group with a Museum Board Member serving as Guide, explaining the various exhibits and how they relate to the past history of the Old Town Area.

On June 8th, 2 more OT Grade 3 Classes visited the Museum. These student got an opportunity to see how people lived and worked before there were computers, cell phones or even before homes had electric lights or running water.

June 8, 2012 OT 3rd Grade Class

June 8, 2012 OT 3rd Graders

 

New Exhibits at the Museum

The Bradley Historical Society has 2 excellent exhibits on display that are new this year.

The Civil War Exhibit has been expanded with more information about Old Town Citizens that participated in that war.