DeMoulin Museum Reopening

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The DeMoulin Museum is reopening in a new location this weekend.

The museum has moved to the former Central Christian Church at 205 South Prairie Street in Greenville.

Museum Curator John Goldsmith said the museum will open at 10 AM, when the Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting followed by a few remarks. The museum will be open until 2 PM Saturday.

Sunday’s hours are 2 to 4 PM and a special invitation has been extended to all current and former DeMoulin Brothers employees. A group photo will be taken at 2:30 Sunday afternoon. Everyone is welcome to come regardless of affiliation with the factory.

A “pre-opening” event will be held Friday morning with students from Pocahontas and Sorento visiting the museum.

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While many renovations have been made inside the building, the stained glass windows, wood trim and pews remain.

Goldsmith said the museum has been able to expand at the new location. He said it is much easier for the museum to accommodate tour buses and large number of people now. Visitors will see more artifacts than they did in the former location, including a significant increase in the embroidery area, band uniforms, lodge regalia, and graduation caps and gowns. Familiar favorites from the former location will also still be on display.

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Refreshments will be served to those attending Saturday and Sunday.

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