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Heritage Center & McGowan House Open

Posted by on March 17, 2020


The Adams County Heritage Center and the McGowan House Museum are open again a few days a week.

The Heritage Center is open for research, genealogy, book shopping and all kinds of Adams County historical information.

This summer the McGowan House Museum is open for tours on Saturday afternoons.  Along with the tours, we’re also having themed displays with a different theme each month

In July we are “Remembering  Adams County Bands.”  We have a wonderful exhibit remembering Cliff Banks & the Sunset Ramblers,  Carl Hanke, Jack Opie & the Ramblers and others whose bands we danced to at Dellwood Pavilion, The Bohemian Hall, Spot in the Woods, White Creek and the other dance halls of Adams County.

In August we will have a “Quilt Show.”  Several of our mid-1800s quilts will be on display as well as others made by Adams County residents with a few stories here and there.

In September the theme will be “Kitchens of Yesteryear” and we’ll cook up a little fun in the McGowan House kitchen during our tours.  We’ll churn some butter to be eaten with warm biscuits and homemade jam. Along the way we will reminisce about August days in the kitchen during our childhood and what it must have been like for homemakers in the late 1800s.

Here are the current hours:

  1. The McGowan House Museum (507 Main Street, Friendship) is open now through September on Saturday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
  2. The Heritage Center (311 Main Street, Friendship) is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 5:00 PM year around.

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