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Museum features new hands on exhibit

Visitors to The Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the history of the area thanks to a “Hands On Exhibit” at the museum.

This new exhibit will only be available for a limited time from September 3 through October 8. The exhibit will give visitors an opportunity to hold history in the palm of their hands.

Due to the delicate nature and uniqueness of some of the pieces in the exhibit a number of the artifacts will be encapsulated for their protection. Visitors will also be required to wear gloves provided by the museum while handling other pieces.

“Hopefully, this exhibit will bring people to the museum that have not previously taken advantage of our large collection of Montgomery County history. “stated Karen Rouse, Director of the museum. 

In addition, the museum has a genealogical research area that allows visitors to search for their own family history in the county. Census information, marriage record indexes and cemetery records are also available for in house research purposes.

The museum also maintains files of visitor submitted family history materials which may be copied and added to as is appropriate.

“Our collection brings back many memories from seeing artifacts donated by family members in the past.” Rouse said.

Rouse is excited to announce that during the next month visitors will be able to register for a special drawing with the prize to be awarded October 8.

The museum is a non-profit volunteer ran organization. Volunteers all are always needed and Rouse hopes that the new exhibit might encourage some to volunteer at the museum.

Museum Director Karen Rouse, the museum board and their faithful volunteers look forward to welcoming new visitors to the museum. So don’t waste any time, the new hands on exhibit is only open for a limited time.

Article submitted by Karen Rouse, Heritage House Museum

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