The Main Street Society will host a Wine & Cheese Open House at the Sumter Military Museum from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday featuring an informal tour of the museum and information about the society's function.
Neal Neaderhiser, chairman of the …
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Neal Neaderhiser, chairman of the society, said the group "wants to offer an opportunity for people to see what's going in the downtown central business district."
Sammy Way, curator and director of the Sumter Military Museum who also serves as The Sumter Item's archivist and author of the paper's weekly Reflections and Yesteryear series, will be present to answer questions about the museum, which is filled with uniforms, photographs, medals and other artifacts, most of them from former military service men and women and their families from the area.
The society "presents at least two socials a year, sometimes more," Neaderhiser said. "Sometimes, we do historic homes. One of the benefits of membership in the Main Street Society is that members get to visit these homes and stay very informed about what's going on downtown."
Main Street Society members attend the social events at no charge; a donation of $5 is requested of non-members. Guests attending the open house can join the society during the event. The Sumter Military Museum is located at 129 S. Harvin St. in the James E. Clyburn Transportation Center.
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