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Town Talk 2-5-11

The history of stock car racing will be celebrated with a wine and cheese reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 at the Warrensburg Museum of local History.

The event marks the official opening of the museum's "Stock Car Racing at Ashland Park" exhibit which runs through May.

Also, the museum also is holding a special evening preview of the exhibit from 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday Feb. 3.

The exhibit features historic photos and news reports of races in the mid-1950s through well into the 1960s, as well as a set of flags used at the races, and a brief movie depiction the action.

The museum's ongoing exhibits cover the history of Warrensburg, from the glacial period to the present. Segments include industrial development and the establishment of churches, schools and government. Visitors can learn about the founding fathers of the town, and the individuals who were responsible for the creation of local industries that employed more than 1,000 people in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Regular museum hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. Admission is always free, and the museum is fully accessible for those with mobility challenges. Both manual and powered wheelchairs are available.

The museum is located in the local V.F.W. Building, 3754 Main St. The entrance and parking are located at the rear of the building.

The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History is operated by the Warrensburgh Historical Society with support from the Town of Warrensburg.

For more information, contact Steve Parisi, museum director, at 623-2207.

Local Chamber's social event this Friday

The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce will host a mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Original Lincoln Log Homes headquarters on Rte. 9 just north of Northway Exit 23. Titled "Take a Look at us Now," the event features complimentary hors d'oeuvres, as well as wine and beer, door prizes and more. All are welcome to attend the event, which is appropriately being held on Groundhog Day.

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