September was a busy and great month for the Museum. The Premiere of the documentary was a success and since then, the Museum has had dozens of visitors to see it on our big screen TV. It's like a private screening - with 12 of your best new friends.
The month started off with the Museum hosting the DAR meeting where historians, Jay Jackson and Tony Meyers gave a program on the Battle of Liberty/Blue Mills Landing. The same day we had a booth at the Atkins-Johnson Farm's Country Fair in Gladstone - great annual event on the farm with tours of the farmhouse, music and a variety of crafts and games. There was a petting zoo as well!
The Museum had a booth in the Liberty Fall Festival which was well attended and sold old pharmacy bottles that had been stored in the Museum basement since the drug store closed in 1963! We still have a few dozen left, if you're interested. Funds all go to upkeep on the Museum.
Starting October off, the Museum held a Rummage Sale with donated items for the support of the Museum.
October 13th will be the Annual Antique Appraisal Fair and Book Launch, from 1 to 4:30 pm. It's a Sunday afternoon and will as always, be quite enjoyable. For only $10 an item or collection, an expert appraiser will evaluate your treasures or even your "whatchamacallits." It's fun to see. We will also launch the newest of our series "A Self-Guided Tour of Historic Clay County, Missouri" - this volume will cover the years 1870 to 1890 in showing homes and buildings built and the people involved.
The first two volumes cover 1800-1850 and 1850 to 1870. A bundle of all three volumes will be on sale and/or you may purchase volumes you may have missed. Travel by car or arm chair - the accompanying CD will fill you in with information on the sites while the book furnishes photos and GPS directions. These make great gifts too.
October at the Museum will continue to show the new documentary during regular hours and for our grand finale, we have our annual Halloween candy give out along with the rest of historic Liberty Square. It starts at 5, well before dark, and I think you already know the date. Come by 14 N. Main Street - see what the witching hour brings.................
Quick peek at November - November 2nd is BINGO Night, an annual fundraiser with games, prizes, a white elephant sale, snacks and did I say FUN! Held at the Glenaire Clubhouse at 309 Smiley Road in Glenaire, that fun begins at 6:30! Tickets are limited, so come by the Museum and get yours.