The Gwynn’s Island Museum opens for the season this Friday, March 31, and will be open from 1-5 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the end of October.
Last year, the museum welcomed 1,600 visitors who came from almost every state in the union, said museum director Tom Edwards in a press release, adding, “we hope to see even more this year.”
The museum was established in 1994 under the leadership of past Gwynn’s Island Civic League President Art Dubey and members Eleanor Powell and Tootie Moore, said the release.
Edwards shared a humorous anecdote about the origins of the museum. In 1990, when the organization was established, he said in the release, ladies on the island told Dubey, “Art, we have many nice artifacts used by our parents and grandparents and we would like to put them in a museum so that future generations and visitors can see how people lived here in the early days.” The men on the island jokingly added, “Yes, Art, and we have a stubborn old mule tha...
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