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West Gadsden Historical Society holds annual open house

The West Gadsden Historical Society held its annual Open House a little early this year, on Monday, May 29 instead of July 4.

The move from Independence Day to Memorial Day was made to avoid the upcoming summer heat, and the event start time of 10 a.m. was coordinated so the public could enjoy the Memorial Day breakfast hosted by the Greensboro Kiwanis Club at the Greensboro Baptist Church.

Both the Greensboro Railway Depot Museum and the Dezell House were open to the public for tours, and offered new exhibits, including a 1920s railroad map showing all of the railroads in Florida at that time.

The map was donated by the Chason-Brown Family and put on display for the first time at the Open House.

Because the event was held on Memorial Day, the West Gadsden Historical Society invited veterans to visit the museums with their families, relax, and share their experiences.

Beginning at 11:30 a.m., a food truck from Coastal Seafood out of Sopchoppy sold seafood, as in previous Open House events, and a bake sale was held at the Dezell House.

Stephen Klein – Gadsden County News Service