HAPPY EGG DAY 2019!!!
Stop by the museum.
Open 10-2 on Saturday.
Our primary goal is to gather historical photos of Winlock -- preserve, restore and share.
HAPPY EGG DAY 2019!!!
Stop by the museum.
Open 10-2 on Saturday.
Happy Easter, Winlock!!! Being the home of the "World's Largest Egg," there should be some very happy kids this morning. HaHa
© 2019 • Photo Courtesy Dave Rubert
Have a safe and happy Christmas, Winlock! 2018 is nearly HISTORY! What a ride it's been.
For those of you who were unaware, our bridge is back!
After four years without the bridge that eased traffic from downtown to Winlock Miller Elementary School, Winlock finally has its Fir Street Bridge back.
Good news for those who want to visit but can only see the museum on a weekend. We will be open every Saturday in September from 11 - 2. Come check it out, admission is always FREE!
In addition to the days I've already posted that we'll be open in September, we now have a firm commitment for Saturday the 8th and the 22nd from 11am - 2pm.
Here is the current schedule for the Museum to be open:
Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 1-4pm
Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 1-4pm
Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 1-4pm
Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 1-4pm
Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 1-4pm
Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 1-4pm
Museum is open until 4 pm today. Pay us a visit!
I will again have the museum open. This time I'll be there on Wednesday, August 8, from 1-4. I counted about 13 visitors last week, lets see if we can do even better this week!
The museum will be open on Friday, August 3 from 1-4 if you'd like to stop in and look around. The goal is to be open a few hours on a weekday and a few hours during the weekend every week through September. Once other volunteers have chosen the days they'll sit with the museum, I will post the schedule. Thank you and see you there!
HAPPY EGG DAY, WINLOCK! The vendors kept the downtown area busy this year, however the location of one was a little frustrating for us at the museum.
THANK YOU for your service!
And the old bridge is removed.
A great way to celebrate another successful Egg Day.
EGG DAY PARADE 2017.
HAPPY EGG DAY 2017!!! 🐔
Discovered an interesting article about William Winlock Miller. Now that I work up north, I stumbled upon another school in Olympia named after him and then found this bit of history.
William Winlock Miller was a founding member of the Olympia community and Olympia High School was named after him at its founding.
To clear up any confusion, the General Membership Meeting is NOT at 5pm, it is at the traditional 2pm on Sunday, January 22nd at the museum. We will be electing officers and encourage you to be there and run for a position or simply volunteer to help out! We need new blood and new energy. It's not a huge commitment, but is necessary to stay operational and, heaven forbid, open!
If you've passed by the museum recently, you may have noticed it's been painted! The painter is now working on the city, then over to the Community Building. Things are looking better in Winlock.
Hope everyone had a safe and Happy Egg Day and had a chance to drop by the museum. If you didn't, we'll be open on Wednesdays from 1-4 starting July 8th.
HAPPY EGG DAY! We'll be open from 10-3 today. Be sure to check out our new postcards you can purchase.
Just a reminder, there's a general membership meeting on Sunday, June 7th, 5pm at the museum.
Our hearts go out to the family involved in the tragic house fire last night.
According to The Daily News, former Winlock mayor, Lee Wheeler, passed away on February 13, 2015. RIP
Merry Christmas! Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday.
Just a reminder about Sunday's Family History Workshop, 2 p.m. at the Olequa Senior Center. It's open to the public and completely FREE! Hope to see you there.
For those of you who follow the local newspaper and see the museum's schedule change from one issue to another, let it be known that we followed the newspaper's original announcement and voted to close for the season at the end of September instead of October.
Though we have now ended our season, I can still be contacted for an appointment if you're visiting, entertaining visitors who wish to view the exhibits or have photos or items you wish to share. Call Dave at: 360-880-6895.
We are also planning to offer field trips for interested classes at the elementary school in the next month. So, the door may be locked for the season, but the key is only a phone call away.
If you haven't visited us yet this year, today is your last chance to see the displays in their entirety. Much of the school display will be returned to the high school this week before school starts. Also, if you have any old athletic equipment and are willing to loan or gift to the museum, now would be a great time. The museum will be open today from 1 - 3:30. Hope to see you there!
Thanks to a museum member's generous donation, we were able to repair and clean the roof last week. Thank you so much. Now we need to find the money to have it painted, fix the grout and replace the gutters and downspouts. We also have a rotted ceiling joist and some plaster work ahead of us.
Tomorrow is the big day -- Egg Day and the museum's big unveiling for the building's centennial celebration. You'll be amazed at all the additions and changes we've made, thanks to the hard work of a few determined volunteers and the generosity of others.
The museum will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Egg Day and 1 - 4 on Wednesdays thru October.
Entry into the museum is always free, but we ask that you make a donation. Once Egg Day is over, we must turn our attention to the building's failing exterior. This will take a sum of money the city and museum just don't have. So if you can give, please give generously.
Check out today's Chronicle, we made the headlines.
Wishing all the dads out there a Happy Father's Day!
We've been working diligently at the museum. The interior painting for this season is done. Many of the display cases are painted. All the displays are in there proper places and the final details are falling into place and on schedule for our opening on Egg Day from 10-3. Much has changed. Come and see!
A long weekend of painting, but the main room is essentially done. Need a second coat in a few places. Looks amazing. Next room to paint is the jail. Some simple reorganizing and the small area with the jail is so much better.
Busy day of prepping and painting today. Hitting it again tomorrow. It's really starting to look nice.
A group of us have started painting the interior and display cases today. The museum has needed freshening up for some time, and now is the time. Despite what the Town Crier said, we won't be opening until Egg Days due to all the changes we're making.
This year's Egg Day ad. I hope it draws everyone to the museum. We are working hard to make it an entirely new experience.
Winlock is coming down around us! Yesterday at 3:20 P.M., the brick came down.
Enjoying the snow here in Winlock.
Thanks to some unexpected snow, I have another photo to post today.
A historical moment occurred this morning as the Winlock Miller Elementary School gathered around the egg to show their support for the Seahawk's.
Here's a look at the final product after volunteers spent the entire day painting. The rooster was finished about sunset ... and what an improvement!
Some local Seahawk's support as the Winlock egg shows it's spirit.
The Firehall building as it looks today.
A creative look at an unfortunate situation -- graffiti can be found on our historical building.
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