Town Talk 11-13-2010

Warrensburg Museum News

Citizens who have photos or memorabilia depicting the famous stock car races at Ashland Park race track in the 1950s and 1960s, are urged to bring them to the Warrensburgh Historical Museum for examination and scanning, as an exhibit on the topic is now under development. Incidentally, donations are never refused. In addition to the museum's regular exhibits about Warrensburg's past, we are showing some recent acquisitions, including a 5' x 6' 1930s vintage photo mural which was removed from a wall of the home of Grace Merrill Magee. Her home at 3 Hudson St. now houses Grace's Restaurant.

Visitors may also get a sneak preview of the museum's Veteran's Appreciation Room, which includes exhibits about Floyd Bennett and excerpts from Joe Aiken's World War I diary and some of his snapshots during his days as Army cook in Italy and France. The museum will be open on Veterans Day, Thursday Nov. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with the V.F.W. Chicken & Biscuit Dinner - free to veterans, $5 otherwise.

Christmas in Warrensburgh approaching

An old fashioned Christmas in Warrensburgh is planed for Dec. 4 & 5. Event chair Teresa Whalen has said it will likely include its full stale of traditional family-oriented holiday activities. She can be reached at 466-5497 for details.

Among the associated events are readings of poetry, short essays and fiction excerpts by regional writers 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at Willows Bistro. the authors are likely to share holiday-themed selections from their works. The public is welcome top the free event. Refreshments will be available.

Among the attractions during Christmas in Warrensburg

will be a performance by Courtley Music recorder group at 7 p.m. Dec 4 in St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. The selections are to include Renaissance and Baroque seasonal music as well as advent songs from the Middle Ages.

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