Two new exhibits will be unveiled Friday, March 15 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Oliver House Musuem at 200 Main St. in Penn Yan.
Service to Country and Community
Service to Country and Community —100th Anniversary of the American Legion exhibit will feature uniforms from conflicts beginning with World War I. Ephemera, medals, and pins from the four Yates County American Legion Posts will be on display as well as colorful WWI propaganda posters. The national organization was founded in 1919 at the closing of the war. Johnson-Costello post in Penn Yan and the Bradley-Jessop post in Dundee are named for boys who died during WW I.
The Irish Domestic in the Oliver’s Home exhibit, curated by Executive Director Tricia Noel, challenges visitors to see the other residents of the Oliver House. “One of our goals for the exhibit is to tell the story from another point of view-the untold stories of women’s work in this beautiful house.” The domestic was the assistant to the mistress of the house. A lengthy list of chores including cooking and cleaning are on display. The Irish immigrants took these positions on because they could speak English upon their arrival in the United States.
The public is invited to enjoy refreshments and Irish music at the opening. Anyone wearing green will receive a prize.