June will be a busy month at the DeMoulin Museum. Coinciding with the summer travel season, the museum’s expanded hours are underway. Visitors can stop by Fridays from 1 to 3 pm, Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, and Sundays from 2 to 4 pm through August 27. The museum was recently ranked number four on a list of “25 Strange Museums in the USA” by the website worldatlas.com.
The DeMoulin Museum will have extended hours Friday, June 23 in conjunction with DeMoulin Bros. & Co.’s 125th anniversary celebration. While the factory will be open for tours and refreshments that day, the museum will be open from 1 to 5 pm. You are encouraged to visit the factory first then stop by the DeMoulin Museum to learn more about the company’s fascinating history.
This year also marks the 120th anniversary of DeMoulin manufacturing its first set of band uniforms. Made in May 1897 for the Greenville Concert Band, these uniforms paved the way for the factory’s future. To honor this important moment in company history, the museum will be open Thursday, June 29 from 6 to 8:30 pm. The Greenville Municipal Band will perform at 7 that night on the courthouse grounds. DeMoulin Museum curator John Goldsmith will speak at the concert about the band’s connection to DeMoulin Bros. & Co. Complimentary punch and cookies will be served at the museum prior to and after the concert.
Plans are underway for a DeMoulin family reunion July 1 and 2. Details will be released soon.
The DeMoulin Museum is located at 110 W. Main in Greenville. Admission is by donation. For more information, you can visit on-line at demoulinmuseum.org or look for DeMoulin Museum on Facebook.