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Community

County historical society reaches 50

MOUNT CARROLL – The Carroll County Historical Society will have an open house in celebration of its 50th year after its annual meeting at 1 p.m. June 22 at the Owen P. Miles Museum, 107 W. Broadway.

Visitors will be able to tour the historic Italianate home and view the collections of memorabilia from more than 100 one-room schools, see medical supplies from early physicians, and tour the military room.

The society was organized in 1964. Its first officers were Larry Roberts, president; Fay Christian, vice president; Florence Turnbaugh, secretary; and Kenneth Whitney, treasurer.

In 1968, the society published “Carroll County – A Goodly Heritage” after they gathered and collected information about the past.

Today, the Carroll County Historical Society continues its mission to sustain general interest in the county’s history and to encourage historical research and preservation.

It owns and operates the Miles museum, as well as the Oakville Complex.

For tours or more information, call 815-244-3474.

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