2012-05-31 / Lifestyles

Museum set to open


When Mary LaTulip told her husband Michael she was going to buy a sewing machine, his response was “buy a good one.” She did just that. At a cost of $50 in 1904, Mary used this machine to sew all the clothing for her family. Granddaughter Dorothy Thennes, who inherited the machine and donated it to the Hennessey School House Museum in Garden, also used it to sew Christmas dresses for her daughters, Sandra and Karen. 
Courtesy photo When Mary LaTulip told her husband Michael she was going to buy a sewing machine, his response was “buy a good one.” She did just that. At a cost of $50 in 1904, Mary used this machine to sew all the clothing for her family. Granddaughter Dorothy Thennes, who inherited the machine and donated it to the Hennessey School House Museum in Garden, also used it to sew Christmas dresses for her daughters, Sandra and Karen. Courtesy photo GARDEN – The Garden Peninsula Historical Society is holding meetings the third Monday of each month, May through August, in the Hennessey School House Museum in Garden. The public is invited to attend.

The museum will open for the season on Wednesday, June 6. Museum staff is available Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. People wishing to visit after hours are encouraged to call any Historical Society officer.

A wide variety of records are available for researchers including census information, cemetery records, plat books dating back to the 1880s, 1930 land ownership records for Fairbanks Township, and family history notebooks. Copies of records are available for a nominal fee.

Each year, the Historical Society sponsors an honoree dinner for past and present residents who have reached 80 years of age or older. Names for this year’s honoree dinner can be submitted by calling Brenda Tibbetts at 644-7609.

Membership in the Garden Peninsula Historical Society is $10 per year. Dues should be sent to Treasurer Carol Mellon- Engebretsen.

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