Byron Museum unveils new exhibit
From press release
BYRON, Ill.—The Byron Museum of History has announced an upcoming exhibit focused on the history of businesses in Byron, Ill. Local merchants and vendors may have come and gone over the years, but this exhibit will feature these businesses starting in the early days and highlighting a few from several different time periods. This exhibit is slated to open in early 2010.
The Museum is seeking stories, memories, photographs, newspaper clippings, or objects about local businesses to aid in this exhibit. They are especially interested in hearing how local businesses were affected during major historical events such as the Great Depression, World War II, and the establishment of the nuclear power plant. The Museum also needs more information or photographs about the following businesses: Spoor Hardware, Johnson and Reber, Stukenberg Bros., Piper’s Hardware, Barker Lumber Co., Byron Hatchery, Nelson Jewelry, The Byron Theatre, and Byron Bank.
The Museum can duplicate photographs or documents if you would like to keep the originals, and will also consider loans in place of donations. For more information, please call the Byron Museum at (815) 234-5031.
The Byron Museum of History, at 110 N. Union St., Byron, is free to the public. It is open regularly Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.byronmuseum.org.
From the Dec. 16-22, 2009 issue
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