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Beechwood Historical Society makes plans for schoolbell’s return PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 11:58 AM

BEECHWOOD—The Beechwood Historical Society will be hosting two events in July that will culminate with the Iron County Museum returning the original school bell to the Beechwood Hall (formerly the Beechwood School from 1914 to 1933).

 The first event will be a celebration of the 130th anniversary of the community of Beechwood, to be held at the Beechwood Hall on July 21, with a picnic from 2 to 4 p.m. on the grounds with a meal of brats or hot dogs, chips, beverages and a desert for $5 (adults) or $2 (children 7 and under.
 This will be followed by the presentation of the “More Than Just a Farmer” slide show originally presented 30 years ago at the 100th anniversary celebration. Admission to the program is $5.
 The Beechwood Hall is located at 178 Beechwood Store Road, Iron River, approximately seven miles west of Iron River.
 Well-wishers will be able to see all the restoration that has occurred at the Beechwood Hall to date.
 The following weekend, July 28, the Iron County Museum will host the Beechwood Historical Society at the museum.
 The BHS will be presenting the original play, “The Stealing of the Bell – the Return of the Beechwood School Bell,” written by Marcia Bernhardt and starring members of the BHS.
 The program will begin at 1 p.m., with the play from 1:30 to 2:30. A reception will be held from 3:15 to 4.
 Well-wishers may tour the museum grounds during the intermission.
 Admission to the museum for this program is $8 per person. Mementos of the event will be available for sale. Funds raised by these two events will go toward the reconstruction of the bell tower on the Beechwood Hall.
 For additional information, call (906) 284-1501