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Old Post Office Museum open for visitors
Posted on August 2, 2013 at 4:25 PM
After years of planning and a renovation, the Old Post Office Museum opened its doors to the public Saturday, October 2, 2010.
The grand opening, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the historic downtown post office, featured an exhibition by Winnsboro artist Margaret Mays Ellerman, said Winnsboro Main Street Manager Kay LaFrance-Knight.
“We are going to have a reception and show off the museum to everyone. The museum will be open to the public at the reception at no charge,” she said.
Members of the community are also invited to become a “friend” of the Old Post Office Museum by renting their old post office boxes, or adopting a different or additional box, for two years. Friends of the museum will have their name and box number displayed on the museum wall. In this way, the community can help sponsor future exhibits and activities of the museum.
Donations are classified according to box size: Postcard, $50; letter carrier, $125; first class, $250; and priority mail, $500.
Patrons may also sponsor various interior and exterior furnishings, as well as exhibits.
Plans for the facility have been developing since 2001 to reopen the old post office, which dates to 1936, as a museum. The $250,000 project was financed by capital outlay money from the state Legislature.
Plans are being made for future exhibits, such as “Toys in the Attic,” which should open December 2, 2010.
The exhibit will feature antique toys donated by local residents, LaFrance-Knight said.
Those who would like more information or would like to donate toys for the event can do so by calling 435-3781.