The Madison County Historical Society is hosting an Appreciation Day at the museum in honor of those who have contributed to the museum.
The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 9 at 260 E. High St. in London. Parking is available in the rear of the museum.
Museum officials will cut a cake and hang a “thank you” banner for guests to sign.
“The sign will be hung in the museum all year long to display your names and honor your generous contribution to the museum maintenance needs,” a spokesperson said.
Items on the Easter display include beautiful hats and purses worn by ladies in past days.
Did you know that London was originally surveyed to be the “Sunshiny Town?” Come and see the original compass and tools used to lay out the village of London as the seat of Madison County in 1811.
One of the museum docents, Ginnie Myers Morgan, will portray her ancestor Ann Truitt Jones, who was a pioneer immigrant to Madison County from Maryland in 1818, not long after the new town of London, Ohio was formed.
She will tell of Patrick McLene, the original surveyor who had once lived in foggy London, England and who was commissioned by the Ohio State Legislature to lay out the streets of London, Ohio. Using the old compass and surveyor tools and drawing on his memory of the old foggy London on the Thames River in England, he created streets in his “new” London to become the “Sunshiny Town” of Madison County.