Four Franklin County museums are partnering to promote local history on August 3 and 4.
Appanoose Museum, the Old Depot Museum, and Richmond Community Museum are returning for the second annual Museum Hopper Weekend to encourage visitors to explore the rich history of Franklin County. New to the event this year is Williamsburg Community Museum.
Admission to all four museums is free during Museum Hopper Weekend. Some participating museums are also offering giveaways and refreshments.
Hours, locations, and featured exhibits include
Appanoose Museum: 600 Shawnee Road, Pomona (from Pomona, turn north on Madison/Colorado Road, then west on Shawnee Road). Open Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Appanoose is celebrating Appanoose School’s centennial.
Old Depot Museum: 135 West Tecumseh, Ottawa. Open Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. New exhibits include Out of the Toy Box and Photographer Spotlight: Maude Frink.
Richmond Community Museum: 119 East Central, Richmond. Open Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s featured exhibit celebrates wedding cakes produced by Mrs. Mildfelt.
Williamsburg Community Museum: 309 South East, Williamsburg. Open Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Williamsburg’s museum includes an exhibit on the local coal mining industry.
For more information, contact the individual museums or (785) 242-1250.