Purnell Museum to offer free admission and cake for birthday

(Oct. 26, 2012) The Julia A. Purnell Museum will offer free admission on Saturday, Oct. 27, to commemorate the birthday of the museum’s namesake. Julia Purnell was born on Oct. 27, 1843, and lived in Snow Hill until her death at 100 years of age.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on that day, guests will receive free admission along with birthday cake.

The award-winning needle art of Julia Purnell will be on display, along with the annual Delmarva Needle Art Show and Competition. The ribbons will be awarded to the winners of the competition at the celebration. Julia Purnell’s Birthday Party is also an opportunity to view the 2012 exhibits before the museum closes for the season on Nov. 1. This includes the temporary exhibit of Negro League Baseball Memorabilia.

For those who have never visited the Julia A. Purnell Museum — or just haven’t visited recently — this event is a chance to see our permanent exhibits, learn more about Worcester County history, and find out about the museum’s many programs. The museum features exhibits about Native American culture in the Pocomoke River area, Snow Hill’s Mason’s Opera house, a 19th century general store, a Victorian bedchamber, dressed fleas among other things.

For more information about this event or the Julia A. Purnell Museum, call 410-632-0515 or visit o www.purnellmuseum.com. Friend the museum on Facebook to receive updates on museum programs.

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