Van Kirk Homestead museum to reopen with spring exhibit

Sparta. The Sparta Historical Society will open for the spring season on April 24 with “The Best of Van Kirk Museum”.

| 15 Apr 2022 | 05:00

The Sparta Historical Society will present “The Best of Van Kirk Museum” opening Sunday, April 24 from 1-4 p.m. as the Van Kirk Homestead Museum’s spring exhibit.

Sparta Historical itself is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and this exhibit draws heavily upon its Museum’s impressive group of rare historic objects through its collection gifts and purchases. Since the museum first opened in September 2014, the Van Kirk Homestead has assembled a diverse selection of artifacts, local as well as distant – some which have never been displayed before.

Admission is FREE and there will be a 2 p.m. talk.

In addition, the museum’s first floor will be opened to visitors with its updated permanent exhibits. We look forward to seeing if return visitors are able to pick out the collection items that have replaced with another collection item. Be sure to visit our first floor “Edison Revisited” gallery. Our organization was fortunate that a few of our last year’s exhibit loaners were willing to offer us a permanent loan. So make your next visit to the museum a worthy one. Be prepared if Masks must be worn inside. Note that our upgraded air system filters are more powerful than the CDC museum recommendation!

The Sparta Historical Society is located at The Van Kirk Homestead Museum at 336 Main Street (Rte. 517, use Middle School Driveway), Sparta.
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