Greenville Celebrates Tourism Week

Greenville is offering a variety of activities to observe National Travel and Tourism Week, which kicks off on Saturday, May 3.

The City Wide Yard Sale is Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4. Yard sale maps will be available at the municipal building, Greenville Police Department, public library, and Greenville Chamber of Commerce office.

The Bond County Historical Society’s 12th annual Quilt Show is Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Greenville Free Methodist Church. Over 100 quilts will be displayed and enthusiasts can participate in classes and workshops. Admission is $3.00 per person.

The Bond County Historical Society’s Hoiles-Davis Museum, 318 West Winter Street, will open for the season on Saturday, May 3. This year’s featured veteran is Robert Wilson, who was a photographer primarily in the European Theatre during World War II. The display includes Wilson’s uniform, some of his photos, and one of his early cameras.  Greenville’s 1965 Sesquicentennial celebration is spotlighted in another new display. Recent artifact acquisitions, Pet Milk, and the Civil War are other displays. Hours on Saturday are from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Complimentary coffee and donuts will be available.

The Lil’ Red Barn Museum on the American Farm Heritage grounds also opens its season on Saturday. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Lil’ Red Barn has a variety of artifacts related to rural farm and home life of yesteryear. The American Heritage Railroad will operate for the first time in 2014 on Saturday. You may ride the train for a $2 suggested donation from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Two other local museums will be open Saturday. They are the DeMoulin Museum, 110 West Main Street, and the One Room School Museum, Beaumont Avenue and Wyatt Street. The DeMoulin Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The One Room School Museum, normally open by appointment only, will welcome visitors from 10:00 a.m. to noon in observance of National Travel and Tourism Week.

The Greenville Tourism Office encourages Bond County residents to take some time Saturday to celebrate our local heritage.