Museum founders set to be honored

BEVERLY — The commitment to save and share the history of Randolph County came to fruition over 40 years ago with the founding of the Randolph County Museum. Now a growing museum with a rich collection reflecting our county history, the museum owes to the individuals who volunteered their time to create this historical treasure.

The Randolph County Historical Society will host a Founder’s Day program to honor those who created the museum at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Randolph County Museum on Main Street in Beverly.

Donald Rice and Randy Allan, who together lead the society for decades and brought the museum to life, will be present with their families for the commemoration. The late Virgil Hart, longtime museum host, and Madeline Crickard, museum librarian, will also be honored.

The Randolph County Museum, begun in 1972, is located in the historic Blackman-Bosworth Store building on Beverly Main Street. The extensive collection includes artifacts from all periods and all communities of Randolph County history. The museum is open seasonally through the summer, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is free, with donations accepted to support the museum.

The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, email randolphcountymuseum@gmail.com.

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