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Historical Society Museum celebrates holidays


Last updated 12/20/2007 at Noon

The Fallbrook Historical Society invites members and friends to visit the museum buildings to enjoy the special Christmas decorations through the end of the month.

Board members Dode Martin, Bev and Earl McDougal and Judy and Bob Gillespie worked with Carroll and Cecilia Njust at the Society’s Welcome Pavilion during the annual Christmas Parade. They are also frequent volunteers at the museum, along with other docents who offer to explain the exhibits and discuss Fallbrook history.

The site includes the new and partially finished barn and the fully restored and furnished Victorian house as well as the modern display building.

In the lower story of the museum are two antique cars, the Fallbrook Vintage Car Club exhibit with all the annual show posters and many tools and farm implements.

The upper floor houses archival materials and exhibits and has the operating model railroad that is a highlight of every visit for children and adults alike. It runs amid models of historic Fallbrook buildings.

To celebrate the season, refreshments are being served in the main museum from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 20; Sunday, December 23; and Thursday, December 27. This is free to visitors as a public service of the Society.

The museum is located on South Hill at the corner of Rockycrest, two blocks west of South Mission.

Members are reminded to check their due dates and donation plans before the end of the year. All gifts to the society are tax-deductible and the barn fund drive is ongoing.

Donations and museum help are always welcome. Call (760) 723-4125 to leave a message or (760) 728-3271 or (760) 728-2546 for more information.


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