On Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, the Carson County Square House Museum will open its doors free of charge along with over 1,400 other participating venues for the eighth annual Museum Day Live! This program has been immensely successful and as the Square House celebrates its Forty-fifth Anniversary, it, like the Smithsonian, offers free admission to encourage learning and help to spread knowledge nationwide.
The theme of this year’s Museum Day is CELEBRATE!!!, Cherish the Past, Embrace the Present and Dream for Tomorrow. This theme focuses on the inclusivity of Museum Day Live! and fulfills Smithsonian’s mission to make cultural education accessible to everyone. Last year’s free admission drew over 350,000 to museums with this year’s expectation set much higher. A free ticket can be downloaded at Smithsonian.com/museumday.
Director Viola Moore said, “It is great to have the Square House to once again be a part of this national day to focus on Museums.”
Beginning a weekend of CELEBRATION!!!, the Panhandle Chamber of Commerce will be serving the Mexican Pile-On pre-Homecoming game dinner at the Panhandle School Cafeteria. Serving begins at 5 p.m. Friday night and tickets will be available at that time. The game with Spearman kicks off at 7:30.
The official Museum Day Host and Hostess will be Mary Lou and Rev. Dr. Jerry Lane of White Deer.
On Saturday class reunions begin at 9 a.m. at the High School and other designated locations. Please be sure to check with classmates for details.
The Quanah Parker Trail Arrow will be dedicated at 10 a.m. at the Law Enforcement Center.
The Country Store and Silent Auction, with home-baked goods and crafts, will open for business from 11 a.m. in the morning until 1:30 p.m. in the Carson County Agriculture Building on East 3rd Street in Panhandle.
The traditional barbecue lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ag Barn while take-outs begin at 10:30 am.
The traditional Pioneer Memorial Service will be at 2 p.m. in the Conway Community Church. A ceremony honoring Carson County pioneers will be held with County Judge Lewis Powers as Master of Ceremonies.
On Sunday, Sept. 30, we hope you will come and help CELEBRATE!!! the Centennial of the Conway Community Church beginning with dinner on the grounds at 12:30 p.m. behind the Church. At 2 o’clock, a celebration service will be held inside the historic building.
For tickets or more information, please call 537-3524