What could be more fun than spending a day at Mill Pond Park? There’s so much to do. Feed the ducks, take a dip in the pool, picnic under the shady pavilion, watch the kids on the playscapes, admire the beautiful landscaping and...drum roll… soak up a little historical culture at the museum!
Every spring/summer the museum offers free tours from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Volunteer docents stand ready to help you make the most of your visit. Like Burger King, we want you to have it your way. Docents encourage visitors to tour the museum at their own pace. "Streakers" can see all they care to see in 10 - 15 minutes while "strollers" might spend an hour or so. "Seekers," those who want to know everything about everything, may spend several hours studying exhibits and reading all the fine print.
During your visit to the museum, watch the kids as they look for Grandpa’s youthful picture in the high school photographs section. Show your daughters the contraption their great grandmothers used to get permanent waves in their hair. Envy the cowboys who rode the vintage saddles and applied cryptic brands to squirming livestock. Show the skeptical kids how we somehow managed to entertain ourselves before televisions, computers and video games.
The museum offers a way to relive precious moments (we often hear comments like "My grandma made a quilt like that" or "I remember when we used a tool like that"). The museum reminds us of the sacrifices our ancestors made to preserve our freedom. And, if we’re lucky, the museum will inspire us to think about where we came from and where we’re taking the next generation.