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Donations sought for museum

Postcards have been sent out to remind patrons of the South Boston/Halifax County Museum’s annual membership/fundraising drive. 

This is the campaign in which the museum seeks the support of everyone to make sure it can continue to provide top exhibits and programs that enhance the quality of life in the county. 

Over the past year the museum has provided, at no charge, several exciting, educational and artistic presentations including the family art exhibit by the Puryears and Caldwells in the new South Gallery, a series of displays reflecting the effect of the Civil War in the county, presentations of music and information about the Civil War, gardens, banjos and art.  

Soon the annual Christmas display will open, and a Civil War cannon and Gatling gun will be on display for several weeks this winter.  The caboose will house an active display of the trains and stations of Halifax County in the 1930s, and throughout the coming year, there will be speakers, exhibits and special presentations that will appeal to folks of all ages and interests.

A permanent part of the museum’s service is the research room that is equipped to help patrons discover their family roots, along with the permanent displays of local medicine, Native Americans, the War Room, the country store and Gov. Tuck’s artifacts. 

All these exhibits and services are provided to the public at no cost, but it takes money to keep the doors open and the lights on, so a generous response to the annual appeal letters and postcards is vital.  All are urged to donate soon.