Florence Museum to honor military

FLORENCE, Wis. – Opening day 2014 for the Florence County Historical Society Museum, located at 201 Florence Ave. in Florence, will be Saturday, June 14, and it has been designated as a special day to honor all military men and women.

A favorite exhibit of many who visit, the Museum military room display is updated each year thanks to donations from local veterans and their families.

“In appreciation for all who have served and those who currently serve in our Armed Forces, we invite our military and their families to visit the Museum from10 a.m. to noon, view our exhibits, and enjoy refreshments provided by the Historical Society,” Karen Wertanen, President stated. “Everyone interested in Florence County History is welcome to visit on this special day as well,.”

The first 10 military people to visit the Museum on this appreciation day who show their military ID will be given a gift of a free car wash courtesy of the Florence Car Wash.

Always interested in preserving and sharing area history, members designed a new exhibit for this year that is a historical and pictorial review of the Schools of Florence County. Some reminders of the school days of yesteryear will also be on display. This exhibit is sure to stimulate many memories.

The Museum will be open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday through mid-September from 10 a.m. to noon. During the month of July hours will be extended on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.