Our senior community visited the Columns Museum in Milford this month where they were given a helping of local history, viewed the Lincoln Flag and other historical items in the museum and were treated to ice cream, to make the afternoon complete.
Once a month the seniors are visited by historical society staff at their residence in Shohola. This month, however, the curious seniors made their way to the museum.
Once inside the 1904 neo classical mansion which houses the museum, the folks were entertained by the museum director and her volunteer staff. They looked at stereo scope pictures, listened to the old Victrola as the seniors tried to figure out what an array of old time tools and implements might have been used for.
A very special moment occurred when a Twin Cedars resident was re-introduced to a museum piece which she donated to the historical society in memory of her mother many years ago. The porcelain bust, known as “The Painted Lady” is proudly on display in the museum. It is the work of French artist Paul DuBoy (1830-1887), and is a much admired museum piece.
What could make this day better? Ice Cream! Milford Dairy Bar donated an assortment of delicious ice cream for the seniors to enjoy.