PATRIOTS' HALL ASSOCIATION
Museum News: The final phase of renovation of "the Old Rock Building" is complete. Most of the stored items have been moved across the street to the second floor of the old Coroner's Building. This building is now part of the Cherokee Museum and the curator, Luther Lisle, has given our museum this space to use for storage. We hope that someday Walhalla will change Short Street to Museum Row for the are three museums located there. The final area on the second floor of the museum has been finished and the walls, ceiling and baseboards are reary for display.
Two uniforms recently donated to the museum wil be in this area. The uniform on the left is that of Capt. Hank Flood, USMC. He was active during the Korean War. The uniform on the right was donated by the Anderson Detachment of the Marine Corps League to honor the memory of a member who fought in the battle of Saipan, Tinian and Tarawa. Both uniforms are nice additions to the museum.
Visitors: On most Saturdays 10 to 12 visitors come to the museum. There have been many tours recently including school groups, civic organizations and recently the Marine Corps League Departmet of Convention brought a tour bus group. The Department consists of former Marines located throughout the state of South Carolina.
Events: Both Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day brought visitors to the museum.
Bricks: An order has been delivered and as soon as a base of dirt and sand can be placed, the Walk of Honor in front of the museum will increase in size.
Membership: Thanks to everyone who has kept up with these fees. We now have over 135 members throughout the country. These help pay utilities and maintain the museum. The goal is to continue to provide Oconee County with a museum all can be proud of and to honor our nation's military history and all veterans who have served and continue to serve. Please fill out the membership form, print it and send it in if you think it is time to re-new. We have twelve Board members and would like to see this number increased. New members bring new ideas that are very welcome.
Tourism: The old courthouse is still standing empty. Walhalla has fixed their main street but many of the shops are still looking shabby. The suggested hiking tail into Walhalla is supposed to come right past the museum. We realize funding takes time but we are anxious for these projects tobegin. If everyone works together on the same goal, good things can happen.
Thank You for Your Support!
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