Mollie's War: Letters of a WWII WAC

Location: Douglas County Museum 

Admission: TBA

​Date/Time: July 22nd, 1:00 pm

​Author Cyndee Schaffer discusses women in the military during WWII and in particular, her mother’s experiences as a member of the Women’s Army Corps. Mollie’s War is a memoir describing the life of a WAC who followed the troops into England, France, and Germany. Using excerpts from Mollie’s letters written home to her family, Cyndee takes you on the romantic and always frightful journey of a woman in uniform during this crucial time in history. 
She also discusses the writing adventure from working with her mother on her memoir and learning about the WACs to finding a traditional publisher.

Building Rentals

Interested in renting out the Museum for an event or even just a short meeting? We rent out our main exhibit space for all kinds of events from short business meetings to large fundraising events.  Our exhibit cases are all on wheels and can move off the floor.  We also have a full kitchen, dinner service sets, flatware, dishes, banquet tables, and chairs that are available for you to use. If you are interested in renting the building for your event, please call us at 217-235-2535 or email us at douglascountymuseum@hotmail.com.  Download the rental form and send it along with your request.

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Kids Read to Therapy Dogs

Location: Douglas County Museum 

Admission: Free 

​Date/Time:TBA June 2017

How: Sign-up with the museum for an appointment time between 3:45 - 5:30

​The Museum is hosting another program to help kids practice reading in a low-stress, non-judgmental environment by reading to certified therapy dogs. We want kids to be excited about reading since there are so many great history books out there!  Harriett Weatherford and Tom SuYou may sign up your child for a 15 minute time slot. You must be signed up through the museum to participate. This program concentrates on kids learning how to read who are at an elementary school reading level, but we also welcome kids of any age who are trying to gain confidence or are struggling with reading as well, so don’t be shy about asking for a slot!  We will have snacks and books provided by the Tuscola Public Library. 

The Museum offers a variety of events and programs throughout the year.  We  host speakers on local historical topics, have larger events with local musicians  and exhibit openings, host craft workshops, give tours and much more!  Information on rentals is at the bottom of this page.  

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