‘There was a time’ at the A&H Display


The Arts and Heritage Center has featured wedding dresses, kolacky attire, Redbird memorabilia, and Masopust items for its displays. This month, the center returns to the past with the display by the Montgomery Historical Society called, “There was a time ....”
“We had talked about wanting to incorporate the Montgomery Historical Society to tie into our Heritage side,” said A & H member Kathy Peterson.
The display features things from times long gone like giant radios (this was pre-iPod days), writing tablets (not the iPad electronic kind), scales, typewriters, and general store merchandise.
The Montgomery Historical Society doesn’t have a formal location to display all of their artifacts  in one space. Society member Jim Mladek said some of their artifacts are displayed at the Montgomery Public Library, and the former Mobilize Montgomery office. So, the A & H Center’s decision to feature the society as its January display helps them out by providing the space to bring many of the pieces together. 
Mladek said the display features many artifacts from their members’ personal collections.
“Margie Wondra determined the display after the members brought in their  artifacts,” Mladek said. “Once she determined what the displays would be, she asked members for more artifacts to fill up the space.”
Arts and Heritage member said the decision to use the Montgomery Historical Society helps get the word out about the great display.
“We are grateful they are around to help preserve the history,” Peterson said. “We look to find variety and they are doing a great job. The display is fabulous.”  
The Arts and Heritage Center is open Thursdays  and Friday from 2 to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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