Shell Rock Historical Museum opens for summer

Historical society members Sandy Soash and Linda McCann stand in front of the Shell Rock Historical Museum. Volunteers are needed to help keep the museum open every Saturday.

The Shell Rock Historical Museum opened for the summer on May 6. The museum is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. It is located at 127 W Adair St.

     For the Shell Rock 4th of July celebration, the museum will open their agricultural exhibit in the 1920s-era garage for the first time. A new mural showing Shell Rock in the early 1900s with the mill, schoolhouse, hatchery and creamery will be on display.

     The museum will be open July 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on the 4th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

     Another reason to celebrate is this year is the museum’s 10th anniversary. It was opened in 2007, after the McBride House, which serves as the museum, was moved to its current location and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Read more in the June 15 Star.