Gray Historical Society hosts open house, Sept. 14

Did you ever wonder about the “stranger” buried in Gray’s Cemetery? Do you know about the Interurban Railroad that ran through Gray? Have you ever seen early telephones? These and other interesting displays will be open at the Third Annual Open House Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at its museum on Main Street in Gray.

Members of the society will explain the displays, the history of Gray, and our research center. The history of the town is rich, deeply connected with the Civil War. Tours will lead visitors to the “stranger’s grave” throughout the day. Tours of the Pennell Complex will take place where visitors can observe the inner workings of the clock tower and view a restored “grand drape” 18 by 12 feet, created in 1901 by Edgar Caswell.

“The Gray Historical Society members have worked hard to restore the Old Town Hall”, said board chair Donnie Carroll. “They have given countless hours. We want to show off these efforts by sharing Gray’s history with everyone”.

Carroll also stated a schedule of upcoming programs sponsored by the Society will be available, future plans to complete the renovation of the museum space, and a suggestion box for the public’s ideas. Refreshments will be available.

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