A night of peace, love and history supports local museum

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
DAR/Alicea Little

On Saturday, the Mark Twain school of 1910 was opened to the public for a night of Peace, Love and History. The old school houses Butler County’s historic treasures and is filled with themed displays dating back to the early 1900s. Now known as the Poplar Bluff History Museum, money raised at Saturday’s event will help support the work done year-round by volunteers. “It’s absolutely wonderful here,” said Kathy Sanders, who attended the event. “I love how they’ve set up all the displays and being able to see history in one place. “I’ve been here years ago and I’m back tonight to see if there’s anything new and to see what all they’ve changed here.” It was an evening full of groovy people joined together to tour the museum, have a few drinks, socialize, eat dinner provided by Mayas’ restaurant, and listen to live music by the Jake Lung band. The museum is kept open through donations, therefore, fundraiser nights like Saturday are a way for the community to give back and keep the town’s history alive, according to participants.