The North Adams Extension Homemakers visit the Sheridan Historical Society museum. Picture from the left are Phyllis Martino, Judy Langdon, Judy Ottinger, Anita Billingnsley, Bonnie Drayer, Kathy Moore, Gayle Newton, Betty Ayers, Martha Durham and Marilyn Adams.
The North Adams Extension Homemakers visit the Sheridan Historical Society museum. Picture from the left are Phyllis Martino, Judy Langdon, Judy Ottinger, Anita Billingnsley, Bonnie Drayer, Kathy Moore, Gayle Newton, Betty Ayers, Martha Durham and Marilyn Adams.
The Sheridan Historical Society museum recently had some special visitors: 10 members of the North Adams Extension Homemakers. They had heard about the new museum on Main Street in Sheridan and they wanted to come and see what was happening. They were given a tour of the new museum facility by Society President Ron Stone.
The new museum located across the street from the old facility is considerably larger than the old one so there is plenty of space for new exhibits. Stone was able to demonstrate the new nearly completed model train exhibit running around the inside of the building as well as the Larry Hobbs Era basketball exhibit that is essentially complete. The museum also has the old 1908 Black automobile plus numerous other antique artifacts many of which relate back to the earlier days in Sheridan’s history. One of the major displays that is still a work in progress is the display of the composite senior class pictures dating back to 1905. According to Society VP Steve Martin, “No, we are not finished yet. This is still very much a work in progress, but we do have several displays which people would enjoy seeing. And we are always interested in visitors telling us what they would like to see in the future because our displays will continually be rotated through various Sheridan themes.”
The museum, located in the old Hippodrome movie house at 315 South Main Street, is open with a docent on-hand on Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 1 to 4 pm for drop-in visits. Special tours can be arranged on other days by calling the museum (317-758-5054). Members of the Sheridan community and out-of-towners alike are encouraged to visit the museum to see how the Sheridan Historical Society is helping to transform Main Street in beautiful uptown Sheridan.