SHIRLEY — The winter display at the Historical Society has been on the Businesses at the Corner of Center Road and Main Street. There are only two Saturdays left in which to view this display before it is taken down.
There are old and new photos of Brockelman Brothers’ Store and its history through 2005. One of the old store showcases includes candy, bottles and boxes of items that would have been found at the store. Old medicine prescription books and menus from more recent businesses are also on display.
The building next to Gionet’s Auto Repair, the one that now details car trim, has a history as the Shirley Spa and Seymour’s Dine and Dance. Photos of all of those businesses over the years are on display.
Old photos of the Brookside building show lovely porches, patriotic bunting, and a variety of window shapes and roof changes.
There are also photos of the building that was Tidd’s Store in the 1950’s and a canteen for World War I soldiers in the 1920’s.
The Historical Society Museum is open on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is free of charge. The current display will only remain up through the end of April. Then a display on the 100-year history of the Shirley Grange will be assembled. The Opening Reception for the Grange Display will be on May 12, at 7 p.m.
For information visit www.shirleyhistory.org.