Sidney has recently opened up its history museum in a new downtown location. The Sidney Historical Society has seen several address changes recently but are now firmly planted in downtown Sidney and they hope everyone will stop in and see all the historical treasures on display.
The new home is located at the former MIrabito Fuel Group office sites at 44 Grand Street in downtown Sidney.
Karen Cycon, the group's president, told me, "We are so lucky to have this wonderful new building. It is all on one floor, is handicapped accessible and gives us room to really display so many of our great items." I aske dmuseum director Susan Sklenarik what was her favorite item and she said, "Well, it is not here just yet. But we have Dr. Elliott's "famous" old grandfather clock that stood in his office on Main Street for nearly 70 years. We are still trying to find the perfect place for it. But it is wonderful and so many people will remember it."
Teri Schunk, vice-president of the Sidney Chamber of Commerce, told me, "We are all so delighted to have this great new addition to our downtown area. The history of Sidney needs to be told in a downtown venue and we think this place is perfect. I hope everybody stops in and revisits their own old memories of our beloved hometown."
Currently the museum is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Sidney Historical Society website can be found at http://historicsidney.org/
Take a look at the photos I took during my visit today. Who knows, maybe you or a member of your family is in one of them!