Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

christmas-music-boxesThanks to all of you that stopped by for the museum holiday open house!  

If you missed our annual event, please stop by for a visit during normal visiting hours and say ‘hi’.  Check out the Christmas music boxes from “ye olde days”, and see other items from Arnold’s long and rich history.  

Remember that the AHS always appreciates your donations to support our operations, preserving the history of Arnold to share it into our future.  

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Christmas Open House – December 3rd

The annual Open House will be held at the museum on December 3rd, from 12-4 p.m.

We hope to see some long-time Arnold citizens along with those of you that are NEW!  Come check out the recurring exhibits, and our newest exhibits and items.  Learn a bit about Arnold’s long and rich history, and chat with old friends.

Wassail and Christmas cookies will be available.  Bring a new friend!

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November Newsletter – Hot off the presses!

Check it out here!

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2016 Fall Trivia Night – Have you signed up?

2016 Fall Trivia Night
SATURDAY, November 5
St. John’s Lutheran – School Gym
3511 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, MO
TRIVIA CONTEST BEGINS AT 7 P.M.

Need details?  Check out the newest flyer!

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Arnold Days Float 2016

Check out the AHS Float this year at the Arnold Days Parade!  The jeep was in the D day invasion of Normandy in 1944.  Thanks to the team that created this great float for AHS.

The Society received third place for the float and will receive $200.

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The Early Food Processors

IMG_2080There is a new bit of history at the museum – potato mashers!

Before wire whisks or food processors, a favorite mealtime staple, mashed potatoes, were painstakingly prepared by hand.

A wooden implement of numerous designs, some were quite primitive.  Some were made on a wood-turning lathe, and graced many old-time kitchen shelves.

Once the potatoes were peeled and cooked, they were placed in a cooking pot or large bowl and hand-mashed with these crude instruments.

Other wooden utensils on display are butter molds, butter paddles, spoons (some with holes), meat-turning fork, vegetable slicer, salad tongs, Springerle cookie rollers, a noodle roller, flour scoop, and a pie-docking roller.

This collection of potato mashers was assembled by the late Ella (Reiter) Flamm (1916 – 2005) and displayed in the kitchen of her home along Telegraph Road, in Arnold, for many years.

This collection is now on loan to the Arnold Historical Museum by Barbara Berry of Imperial.  It will be on display until September 30th.

Story by Allen Flamm

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June Newsletter published

The June newsletter has just been published!  Check out all of the latest AHS news with a quick click here.

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Civil War Reenactors to present at June 6 AHS Meeting

Arnold Historical Society will host a Civil War program Monday, June 6, 2016 at 7 pm at 1723 Jeffco Blvd, Arnold.

Reenactors Larry McDaniel and Mike Rivera from Company K, Small Artillery Group will wear and explain all parts of their Union uniform and its accouterments (canteen, knife, comb etc.). Civil War weapons muskets, rifles, hand gun and even cannons will be explained and some on display.

Enjoy listening to stories of camp life and being a part of living history in the 1800’s.

If you are interested in learning more or joining a reenacting group of the Civil War era please come to the meeting and talk to Larry and Mike.

If you are interested in local Arnold history, please come to the AHS monthly meeting the 1st Monday of each month at 7 pm at the Arnold Historical Museum lower level.

Civil War information website: www.turnerbrigade.org  or on their Facebook page.

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AHS Golf Tournament 2016

It’s time again for our annual golf tournament.

Check out the new golf flyer, and sign up now to support this great local cause!

 

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Easter Items on Display until May 31

Mary Kay Robinson Collection

Mary Kay Robinson Collection

Historical Easter items will be on display at the museum until May 31.

Be sure to stop by and see how Easter was celebrated by Arnold families in the past.

The museum is open Fridays and Saturdays, Noon to 4 p.m.

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