The community of Union City, once known as Miles Mills, was founded in 1789. William Miles developed the community as a market and industrial center.
As you enter the museum you will be greeted by a large painting of our town’s founder William Miles. You will see a display case containing some of his actual surveying tools used when planning our town.
Includes a “Living Area” with several newly created rooms:
Imagine yourself sitting here in the early 1900’s enjoying the sounds of this beautiful Grand Concert Piano and Pipe organ.
Relax in the tranquility of a faraway era as our ancestors did while visiting with family and friends for an evening’s entertainment.
View the quiet and simple lifestyle in the late 1800’s.
Picture yourself preparing family meals in this very “modern” early 1900s kitchen with early versions of a gas cooking stove as well as one electric refrigerator.
This room was the center of family activity with its simple yet elegant handcrafted dining table and chairs. The women of the family worked hard in this room to spin yarn for knitting sweaters as well as sewing the family’s clothing on the treadle sewing machine.
Contains some newly created displays:
Step back into the 1900 one-room schoolhouse with one teacher for all grades
Stroll through this area and view pictures as well as many artifacts dating from the Civil War through the Vietnam Conflict. View an actual Civil War uniform as well as many firearms collected over the years.
GEORGE SHOWERS EXHIBIT
Learn the story of a 14-year-old boy who lost both arms in an industrial accident who went on to live a rich and fulfilled life independently. You can even view his specially adapted bicycle he used for transportation.