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Historical Society Honors Veterans, Plans Fundraisers
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The display in the window at the Escalon Historical Society museum on Main Street highlights the end of World War I, 100 years ago, with an array of photos, newspaper headlines and clothing from the period. Marg Jackson/The Times
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Escalon Historical Society museum curator Dorothy Miller shows the three-story handmade dollhouse, complete with furniture, which is being offered through a drawing to benefit the museum. Marg Jackson/The Times

The display in the front window of the Escalon Historical Society museum on Main Street features information and memorabilia surrounding the end of World War I some 100 years ago.

Photos of those local residents who served in ‘The Great War’ are on display, along with a uniform worn by a local soldier, excerpts from a handwritten letter home by a serviceman and newspaper articles about the end of the war.

It’s part of the museum’s homage to veterans on the 100th commemoration of the end of the war.

Meanwhile, the society has also planned a trip for later this month and continues to sell tickets for a drawing for a handcrafted multi-story wooden dollhouse.

A bus trip to Santana Row in Silicon Valley is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29 and cost is $55 per person. Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, Nov. 21. Ticket includes goodie bags, mimosas, breakfast muffins, door prizes and a snack for the trip back. Lunch is on your own; Santa Row features over 50 shops, 30 restaurants and a six-screen movie theatre. The bus leaves from the Park and Ride next to Bank of the West at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m.

This is a premiere outdoor destination for shopping and dining and is surrounded by landscaped gardens and parks.

Call the museum at 209-838-8070 or Vickie at 209-601-4775 for tickets or more information.

You can also still purchase tickets and get entered in the drawing for the handcrafted wooden dollhouse, with proceeds to support the Escalon Historical Museum. Only 50 tickets are being offered for the drawing, at $20 each, and the dollhouse is on display in the museum at 1630 Main. This handcrafted dollhouse has all the furniture and accessories included and has been completely refurbished. Tickets can be purchased at the museum and you need not be present to win. The drawing will be held on Monday, Dec. 10.

The museum is open Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.