Music Thursday evening will be provided by (from left) Craig Wright, Sharon Seuferer and Carol Oliver (Photo courtesy of Wanda Horn).
Everyone’s invited to an old-fashioned --- and free --- ice cream social featuring live music plus ice cream, tours of museum buildings and grounds and time to socialize on Thursday evening, July 25, at the Lucas County Historical Society Museum, 123 North 17th Street, in Chariton.
Live music will be provided by a trio of Lacona-area residents --- Sharon Seuferer and Carol Oliver, of White Breast Pottery & Weaving, and Craig Wright. Seuferer performs as a one-woman band, playing (at the same time) acoustic guitar, electric bass and harmonica. Oliver plays a variety of instruments, including accordion and keyboard; and Wright will be featured on hammered dulcimer.
All museum buildings --- the Stephens House, Lewis Building, Otterbein Church, Puckerbrush School, log cabin, barn and blacksmith shop --- will open to visitors at 6 p.m. Thursday. Free ice cream will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the barn. The musical performance will begin at approximately 7 p.m. on the patio. In case of rain, the musicians will relocate inside the barn.
This also will give guests an opportunity to explore the extensive gardens on the museum grounds, including the new Heirloom Garden at the base of museum hill.
In addition, the Lucas County Nonprofit Roundtable --- a quarterly session open to representatives of all nonprofit organizations operating in the county --- will be held in Otterbein Church beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. A presentation on the REAP program will be featured. This session, too, is open to the public.