The Union County Museum in downtown Cobden is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, March 7. The museum has been closed for the winter months.

Union County Museum in Cobden scheduled to reopen on Saturday

A special exhibit about the Producers Dairy will be featured. The dairy opened in Anna during the 1930s and offered milk, cream, buttermilk, chocolate milk, butter and cottage cheese.

The Union County Museum in downtown Cobden is scheduled to reopen at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. 

A special exhibit about the Producers Dairy will be featured. The dairy opened in Anna during the 1930s and offered milk, cream, buttermilk, chocolate milk, butter and cottage cheese. 

The display will show milk bottles, a butter crock, milk crate, photos and other items. The dairy was an important Anna business.

A new exhibit is scheduled to be on debut and titled “What is the Story?”

Six items will be featured, and each item will have a unique story. 

One of the pieces on display is a ceramic syrup container from the Bump Confectionary Co. of Anna. 

The shop for the museum also is scheduled to be open. 

The shop will feature spring items, including artificial flowers and garden items. 

Newly restocked shelves of collectibles, antiques, decorative items and other merchandise will be available. 

Proceeds from the shop go to the museum and to the Union County Historical and Genealogy Society.

The Union County Historical and Genealogy Society, which operates the museum, is researching what at one time was a big business in the county – the growing and shipping of all kinds of flowers.

Those who may have information or photographs about the industry are invited to contact Paulette Aronson at 893-2882 or Judy Travelstead at 893-2567.

Information and photographs also can be shared at the museum.

The Union County Museum is located on South Appleknocker Street in downtown Cobden.

Hours for the museum and shop are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The phone number is 893-2865.

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