Author Archives: Empire Township

1893 World’s Fair in Chicago

There will be a display featuring the World’s Fair in Chicago in 1893 along with a focus on Thomas Edison. Edison stayed overnight in LeRoy at the Keenan Hotel on his way home from the World’s Fair. A discussion group will meet at the museum on Saturday, October 28 at 1 p.m. to discuss the… Continue Reading

Essay Contests

Sponsors: Daughters of the American Revolution – DeWitt DAR Chapter   Grades 5- 8 Topic:  World War I Due Date:  Friday, November 3 Information:  Contact Rosemary Parker at   Grades 9-12 Topic:  Christopher Columbus Due Date:  Friday, November 3 Information:  Contact Rosemary Parker at Continue Reading

Constitution Week

In 1955, DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) started the tradition of celebrating the Constitution by petitioning Congress to set aside September 17 – 23 annually to observe Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the US Congress and signed into public law on August 2, 1956 by President D. Eisenhower. The aims of… Continue Reading

Lego’s with April at the Museum

Lego’s with April at the Museum

All ages enjoyed “Lego’s with April” Saturday, September 9 at the museum. April Fisher, Lego Lady Extraordinaire, demonstrated how to create a maze with Lego’s, and then encouraged everyone to create one of their own and test it with a ball. After everyone complete their task April gave one last instruction—link all the mazes together!… Continue Reading

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