CHILDREN’S HISTORICAL RESOURCE CENTER

Thatcher Hoffman Smith Gallery

Following the legacy of Chandler teacher Fay Armstrong who used her "little characters", marionettes from the 1930s and '40s, to teach her classes, hundreds of third and fourth grade Lincoln County school children visit the Museum to learn the history of Lincoln County much as those children did in times gone by. The plays are presented by well-known professional puppeteer, actress and playwright, Joann McMillian.

The children attending the marionette theater are also treated to a tour of the Museum by volunteers dressed in period costumes. They bring a sack lunch, and walk through Chandlers "Silk Stocking" district to the beautiful patio of the (name of church) where they share lunch together.

This program is funded through matching grants from the Inasmuch Foundation. For the past 23 years, Sally and Don Farrell have been the primary donors for the matching grant. To continue this valuable program for the children, the Museum will need to fundraise the matching portion of this grant beginning next year.

Trick or Treat

For the past several years, the Museum has hosted a “Haunted House” during Chandler’s Merchants’ annual Halloween celebration.  Hundreds of children and their parents come to visit and fill their tummies with even more candy. 

Reserve the Resource Center for Your Meeting or Event

  • BOOK SIGNINGS
  • PARTIES AND EVENTS       
    • $75 Non-member; $50 Member
  • CRAFT FAIRS/HOLIDAY MARKETS

Ready to book your event? Call (405) 258-2425 or email: lincolncountyhs@sbcglobal.net