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Programs and Special Events

   The Society has several types of programs and special events during the year. The public is invited to all of these events.

   Monthly Meetings: The Society has a monthly meeting which is held the third Friday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Friendly Community Center. From November to March the meetings will be held ar 2:00 PM. Following a short business meeting, a scheduled speaker covers some aspect of local history. The June meeting is a field trip to a place of historical importance, the location is usually within one hour drive. 

    The Cresco Station Museum: The society has regular programs at the Cresco Station Museum. From Memorial Day to Columbus Day, there is a monthly performance by local muscians and an Ice Cream Social. The museum is also the site of an Art's and Craft's Exhibit on the second Sunday of each month. Local Artists and Crafters display and sell their work. Exhibits change periodically.

   Special Events: The Society holds several special events during the year.Watch for announcements here.  Raffle tickets for numerous prizes are available at the Museum and all special events. Drawing will be August 27, 2017. 

Coming Events: At the Cresco Station Museum: 

The reopening of the Museum for the 2017 season occurred on Memorial Day weekend, May 28, 2017.

A Steamtown excursion will visit the Station on August 20, 2017 @ 1 PM. Music by Ted Satterthwaite, guitar-vocalist,  Classic Car Club, ice cream, dogs and burgers, and Station tour are planned. One other excursions; October 22 - Music - Kelly Planer and the Perks.  Excursions will arrive at approximately 1 PM. Art Exhibit and Sales will be held the second Sunday of each month; Artist to be announced. Special Music  Programs - August 20 - Ted Satterthwaite, September 24 - John James and friends - Country Music, October 22 - Kelly Planner & the Perks - Gospel & Country Music.

Regular Meeting Programs:

The general meetings for the Society will be held the third Friday of each month, unless otherwise announced, at the Friendly Community Center (the former Barrett Friendly Library, opposite the Mountainhome United Methodist Church on Route 191), at 7:00 PM. Friday, **August 18 will be a meeting on the 1955 Flood. September 15 is Barrett Volunteer Fire Company. October 20 is the Early Quakers in Barrett Township. November 17 at 2 PM is the Mountain home's Shoepeg Factory of Yesteryears. December 15 @ 2 PM is the Holiday Program. Check back here for a complete listing of future programs.

Winners Raffle 2017

1st Quilt -- Catherine Schratt 
2nd John James Print -- Beverly Ferrard                               
3rd Buck Hill Golf Outing -- Lucy Small
4th Massage -- Charolotte Blamble                              
5th Stonehedge Jewelry -- William Tollett                                    
6th Gift Certificate Frogtown Inn -- Loretta Quarmley                     
7th Gift Certificate Mountainhome Diner -- Colleen Jeffries
8th Gift Certificate The Forks at Buck Hill -- Ann Weiler
9th Gift Certificate Cook's Corner -- Dawn Metzgar
10th Gift Certificate Callie's Candy Kitchen -- Leeanne Dyson

11th Ceramic Basket from Jabara -- Gretchen Reisenwitz