In additional to the traditional memorial service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, the American Legion Avenue of Flags, and the annual dinner at the Brown Building sponsored by the Peabody-Burns sophomore class, other events will take place in Peabody during Memorial Day weekend.
The Peabody Historical Society will open the museum, the Print Museum, and the Morgan House at 10 a.m. on May 24.
Wes Bentz, Print Museum curator, will be available to answer questions and visit with people interested in seeing how newspapers have been printed during the past 100 years.
Next door at the Morgan House, staff members will be on hand to share photographs of Peabody’s homes, residents, businesses, churches, and street scenes. Some photographs donated to the museum do not include names, places, or dates. Historical Society members hope people returning for reunions or Memorial Day activities might help identify people and places in the photographs.
The Peabody Museum on Second St. also will be open for people to visit.
Admission to the museum, Morgan House, and Print Museum will be waived for the weekend.
Across Walnut Street from the Morgan House, the society will serve a fried chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24 in the Peabody State Bank Park.
The menu for the picnic style meal will include fried chicken, baked beans, choice of coleslaw, pasta, or potato salad, bread, and tea. Homemade ice cream will be available.
“We hope people will join us for lunch and take some time to look over our museums and the Morgan House,” Marilyn Jones, Historical Society president, said.