GREENVILLE — Garst Museum’s annual Holiday Open House took place Sunday.
Free tours of the museum and the National Annie Oakley Center were enjoyed by the public. Clay Johnson, Ph.D, Executive Director of Garst Museum, was very pleased with the turnout.
“We are a community – supported museum,” he said. “This is a chance for the museum to give back. We are seeing a lot of familiar faces and a lot of new faces. It helps us to garner new members and volunteers, both of which we are always in need.”
In addition to free museum admission, guests enjoyed live piano music; staff and volunteer — made cookies, candies and punch and Christmas trees, decorated by the following groups: The Wildflower Garden Club, Junior Butterflies Garden Club, Sun and Fun Garden Club, Ladybug Garden Club, Garden Ladies Garden Club, the VFW Women’s Auxiliary and the Fort Greene Ville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
One member of the Sun and Fun Garden Club Lila Pinney, of Greenville, has been a museum member for about 20 years. She attended the open house.
“I feel as a member, I am doing something for the community,” she said. “I just think it is wonderful that we have the museum. My family has history in here. There are so many interesting things to see and they are always making improvements. Our garden club planted the flowers around the building every summer.”
To inquire about becoming a member or volunteer, visit http://garstmuseum.org.
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