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Historical Museum to feature a special GFWC showcase

June 4, 2012
The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN - To commemorate the centennial year of the General?Federation Women's Club Iron?Mountain-Kingsford (GFWC) the Menominee Range Historical Museum has on display, in the main floor showcase, memorabilia of the club.

Mrs.?E.G. Kingsford (Minnie Flaherty) was the first president of the club and her clothing, dishes, linen, framed pictures and other items are featured.

Also on display are photos, scrapbooks, period fashions, awards, news articles and other historical items of the club, collected over the span of 100 years.

GFWC has a proud tradition of serving the needs of the community.?It has worked on many major projects, including the museum itself, and also the World War II CG-4A Glider Restoration and the World War II Glider-Military Museum. The Club has supported Bay?West College, the new library, art train, Caring House,?Bay Cliff Health?Camp, VA Hospital, litter pick up, Art for All, Pine Mountain Music Festival and the animal shelter to name a few.

GFWC Iron?Mountain-Kingsford has been recognized the Club of the Year in the Upper Peninsula District V.

Museum hours are Tuesday through?Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Special admission rates at the Historical Museum this summer are adults and senior citizens $2, students 10 to 18, $1 and children under 10 are free.



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