May Mart Scheduled for May 9

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shopping and browsing 2No one is more eager for spring than the West Overton Garden Society members, who started planning their Annual May Mart Plant Sale when the needles started dropping from their Christmas trees.

Join them from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the West Overton Distillery Museum for a huge selection of certified organic heirloom tomato plants plus veggies, annuals, hanging baskets, herbs, perennials, berries, succulents, houseplants and more.

Vendors will also have home-baked cookies, coffee and glass flower creations for sale.

Guests who bring a plant to the swap table may take one home with them and everyone can register for a hanging basket door prize.

“Last year we sold out of heirloom tomatoes by 9:30 a.m. and the shoppers just kept coming, so this year, we more than doubled...

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West Overton Takes Pledge of Excellence

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Recently, West Overton Museum & Village has taken the American Alliance of Museum’s Pledge of Excellence.  The pledge shows West Overton’s commitment to being a good steward of the resources it holds in the public trust. By pledging, West Overton commits in fulfillment of its educational mission that the organization will strive to operate according to national standards and best practices to the best of its abilities and in accordance with its resources.

“The pledge raises our professionalism as a museum, not only regionally but nationally as well. As an organization, this is of upmost importance to West Overton. It is especially important as we continue to transition and grow into a positive direction...

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Mount Vernon Day Trip – Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Mount VernonOne of the nation’s most beloved historic sites, Mount Vernon offers a glimpse into 18th-century plantation life through beautiful gardens and grounds, intriguing museum exhibits, and immersive programs honoring George Washington’s life and legacy.

West Overton Village & Museums is planning a day trip to Mount Vernon on Wednesday, May 20.

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West Overton suggests that you make your reservations soon. These trips are very popular and tend to sell out fast.

 

 

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West Overton Parlor Talk Features Local Author Cassandra Vivian – Sat., March 14

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Local resident and author Cassandra Vivian will be the featured guest for the March Parlor Talk at West Overton Village & Museum. This month’s presentation will be held on Saturday, March 14, at 2 p.m.

Cassandra Vivian is the author of “Hidden History of the Laurel Highlands”. The book is comprised of a number of articles that Vivian wrote about her hometown and the region. Articles include from the Laurel Highlands section: The Mysterious Braddock Road in Pennsylvania; from the Fayette County section: Broadford: Where It All Began; from the Somerset County section: Flight 93: Written on the Walls of the Temporary Memorial; and, from the Westmoreland County section: Monessen and the Titanic. In addition to these, there are many more.

Vivian, a professional freelance writer, is a resi...

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February Parlor Talk – Local Writer Levi Miller

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LeviMiller3 (2)Local resident and writer Levi Miller will be the featured guest for this month’s Parlor Talk at West Overton Village & Museum. This month’s presentation will be held on Sunday, February 22, at 2 p.m.

“During my presentation I will focus on my Amish childhood and growing up as a Mennonite in Holmes County, Ohio.  I plan to comment and read from my memoirs and talk about how my family, public school, church and community influenced my childhood and youth education,” said Miller.

For the past five years, he has been writing his memoirs which are being released on his blog at http://levimillersignifying.blogspot.com.

For most of his adult life, Miller has lived in Scottdale. He did spend two years on a Mennonite mission to Venezuela...

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