Polk County Historical Museum to hold ‘Night At the Museum’ event  

Published 12:10 pm Thursday, November 3, 2022

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On Tuesday, November 15 the Polk County Historical Museum is going to be open for citizens young and old to see what our local museum has to offer. Featured during the night will be characters from our past walking around the facility in period clothing. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the museum on 60 Walker Street. 

Polk County’s female moonshiner, Bettie Sims, will be on hand.

“In the past, we heard from people that they often can not attend our daytime programs because they have to work,” said Pat McCool, President of the Historical Association. “Our Night At the Museum event is intended for everyone but we are hopeful folks who can not participate in our daytime programs will attend.”

Plans are still being formalized but a half dozen reenactors will be on hand including Bettie Sims, Polk County’s infamous moonshiner, and Columbus Mills, the father of Polk County. There is no cost to attend this event and the public is encouraged to attend. The museum is located at 60 Walker Street in downtown Columbus.

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