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Where was the Purple Giraffe?

Where was the Purple Giraffe?

Good question and one we have not been able to solve yet. While waiting for a table at the Old Bank Inn a person was wandering the streets of LeRoy. Seeing his puzzled look, museum board member Peg Golden stopped to help. He was looking for the location of what was once The Purple Giraffe.… Continue Reading

Volunteers Welcomed

Volunteers Welcomed

The Empire Township Historical Museum welcomes volunteers of all ages. Admission to the museum is free and volunteers are an important aspect of keeping it that way. There are a variety of tasks which cover a wide range of interests and skills. Here are a few of the tasks that our volunteers perform: History Detective… Continue Reading

1976 LeRoy High School Softball Team

1976 LeRoy High School Softball Team

From the LeRoy Journal September 30, 1976 1976 LeRoy High School Softball Team The LeRoy High School girls softball team is represented by: front row-Sandy Mounce, Tina Hall, Gwyn Denney, Lori Bailey, Brenda Barker, Lynn Lacey; second row-Lori Mounce, Linda Bruning, Karen Erickson, Sherry Remington, Jill Bailey, Diane Cline, Melanie Gray; third row-Tracy Robbins, Donna… Continue Reading

1933-Trustees Close Crumbaugh Library; Open Tomorrow for Return of Books

1933-Trustees Close Crumbaugh Library; Open Tomorrow for Return of Books

From the LeRoy Journal February 3, 1933 Trustees Close Crumbaugh Library; Open Tomorrow for Return of Books Lacks of Funds Given as Reason – Also Closes Spiritualist Church At a meeting Thursday last week of the trustees of the Crumbaugh Library and Spiritualist church hit was decided to close the library and church indefinitely for… Continue Reading

News about our Museum Board & Saturday Greeters

News about our Museum Board & Saturday Greeters

The Empire Township Historical Museum has eight dedicated volunteer board members who put in many hours of work along with monthly board meetings to plan exhibits and events. They are Sue Bratcher, Peg Golden, Betty Hillard, Carole Hillard, LaWanda Matson, Rosemary Parker, Nancy Spratt and Carolyn Walker. All eight welcome suggestions regarding future exhibits, discussion… Continue Reading

The LeRoy Baseball Club

The LeRoy Baseball Club

We don’t have a date or all the names for this photograph of the LeRoy Baseball Club. We aren’t sure if the names we do have are correct. Added information and the missing names would be very much appreciated. Here’s what we have: The LeRoy Baseball Club provided sports entertainment for LeRoy fans. In the… Continue Reading

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