Tuesday, December 23, 2008

*Holiday Homecoming 2008*

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at the Princeville Heritage Museum!! The Holiday Homecoming was a huge success! Thank you to all who braved the weather to come and visit us at the museum and the school house and to those who so generously provided the beautiful and very tasty treats. The tractor - pulled wagon brought many visitors who came to enjoy the plethora of antique toys on loan from the Merlin Ghetz family out of Roanoke, IL. The Ghetz Family is also graciously allowing us to display their antique buggy and sleigh! Come out and see us soon for the next "PHM Coffee" on the third Thursday in January (and February) to learn more about these beautiful antiques and see them up close!
Also, in case you are wondering when the next event will be at the Princeville Heritage Museum, the 2009 Calendar of Events for the Princeville Heritage Museum is underway and will be available right here on the blog this coming January of 2009 and in the newsletter that will be going out. Please check back soon for new photos of the Christmas Coffee as well and any other special news and information we might have for you!
As always, thank you for your support and see you again soon!!
~The PHM Board, Chairpersons, and Staff

Monday, November 24, 2008

November Event: Pearl Harbor Presentation

On Sunday, November 16, 2008 we had the honor of attending Finch Stowell's Pearl Harbor presentation at the PHM. Mr. Stowell was there the day Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. He was stationed on the USS Oklahoma BB-37. We are so thankful for Finch and his willingness to share with our community the history that he lived. We are very fortunate to be able to hear about our nation's history firsthand. Let's keep Finch and all our veterans who are still with us and also those who have went before us in that devastating attack in our thoughts and prayers as we near the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor this year on December 7.

This week on November 25, 2008 we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking at the Princeville Heritage Museum at Ostrom Ave. Thank you to everyone for your support of the museum!

Upcoming event: The Princeville Holiday Homecoming on Sunday December 7, 2008 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. There will be homes in Princeville open for the Christmas walk and the PHM will be included!! Stop by for some refreshments and to see the display we will have on loan for the holidays. We will have the PHM decorated for Christmas complete with an extensive antique toy collection, a buggy from the 1890's, and a number of antique butter molds.

If you have any questions concerning the Holiday Homecoming, please contact Kelly any time. Thank you so much and please have a very happy, safe, and warm Thanksgiving. We all have so much to be thankful for.

~The PHM Board and Staff~

Sunday, November 2, 2008

PHM Fall Family Fun Event, October 2008

From the left: Bill Riekert, Roy Mueller, Jessie Acocks, Bob Speer, Jordan Acocks, Beth Speer.
Here we have Russell at the Fall Family Fun event that was held at the Princeville Heritage Museum on October 25, 2008 from 3-6 p.m. We are so thankful to have an image with Russell and Mr. Mueller together because Mr. Mueller was actually the person who donated Russell to the PHM. Thank you to the PHM member who took this photo and sent it to us!! More updates with photos on the Fall Family Fun event coming soon.
November Event Coming Up: Membership Meeting and Pearl Harbor Presentation by Finch Stowell at the PHM. You won't want to miss this!! It's amazing that we have the opportunity to hear history come alive in our own backyard. Please check back for exact time and remember to invite a friend or two to come and see Mr. Stowell give his presentation.
Thanks again everyone (as always) for your support, I hope you are enjoying a beautiful autumn season in Princeville. The fall colors have been mezmerizing and the weather was unseasonably warm this weekend (but I you won't hear me complain one bit!!). :)
Until next time,
~Rosie Siebenthal and the PHM Board of Directors and Staff

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Welcome to the new blog!!!

Hi there and welcome! We are so excited to have our first internet home up and running! Please check back often as we will be adding news and other important information continually. If you have yet to become a member - please consider doing so soon! Let's support Princeville and work together to make it a beautiful town that everyone can enjoy, starting where it all began...with our rich history. :)