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Oakfield museum open for the season on Sundays, new this year is a permanent U.S. Gypsum Co. display

By Billie Owens

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On Saturday, April 6, Oakfield Historical Society held the 2019 Grand Opening of its Research Center & Museum. The theme this year is “Community Organizations."

New this year is a permanent display dedicated to U.S. Gypsum Company in Oakfield. There has been a steady stream of requests to see these artifacts and for information on the workers, many of whom were immigrants.

Throughout the years, the USG employed a great proportion of the town’s residents. It was an honor to have current USG Oakfield site Plant Manager Duane VanDuuren performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Current and past employees also attended the celebration.

The Oakfield Historical Society is located at 7 Maple Ave., Oakfield, and is open on Sundays 1-3 p.m. (excluding holiday weekends).

Photos: Oakfield Historical Society Museum opens for the season

By Howard B. Owens

The Oakfield Historical Society Museum officially opened for the season today with two new displays -- one about World War II on the home front and the other on the five major fires in Oakfield in the 1800s. The fire department's vintage pumper, purchased in 1863, was rolled over to the museum to display during the open house.

The event coincides with the book the historical society just published called "Main Street Ablaze." The museum is located at 7 Maple Ave. in the Village of Oakfield.

Reenactment of British soldiers and Native Americans at Oakfield museum

By Billie Owens

History buffs young and old are invited to the reopening of the Oakfield Historical Society Museum on Saturday. There will be a reenactment group there called "Tice's Rangers," who portray British soldiers and Native Americans.

They will also have a camp set up for the public to explore.

This free event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is located at 7 Maple Ave. in the Village of Oakfield.

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