The first Sunday in June will kick off another summer season of open house touring and special programs. Starting June 3 the Wellsville River Museum will be open each Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4:30 PM for open house touring. The museum will be open each Sunday afternoon through August. Visitors are free to tour at their own leisure through the three floors jam packed with historical artifacts, the Fire Station, the caboose and the Country Store. Tour guides will be available to answer any questions that arise. The museum is located at 1003 Riverside Avenue, just behind the Central United Methodist Church at 10th & Main Sts. Parking is available at the museum and additional parking is available just down the street at 11th & Riverside.
In addition to the open house touring this Sunday will feature the first of this season's speaker programs. Historian Ray Vanderpool will present a program on the Civil War battle of Shilot. That battle was fought in Shilot, TN, on April 7 & 8, 1862. It was the bloodiest battle so far in the War Between the States with thousands of casualties. Additional programs will be announced at a later date.
The museum touring and all the speaker's programs are free to the public. Donations are gratefully appreciated. For more information on the Wellsville Historical Society's River Museum, the programs or membership please call 330-532-1018 or 330-532-4692.