March 17. 2014 1:55AM
The Brandon Area Museum is located at 412 E. Elm St., in the original 1916 Brandon school. Additions were added in 1940, 1956, 1958 and 1988, and the facility is now Brandon Elementary. The 1916 portion of the school was used for classes until 1988. The school district used it for storage until 2005, when the Brandon Historical Society leased the historic structure and opened a community museum.
The museum contains memorabilia of the Brandon area, much of it donated by area families. It also has a book room full of donated books that are for sale. The museum is open the first Saturday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m., or by appointment.
The Brandon Historical Society, a non-profit group, runs the museum through membership fees, donations and fundraisers such as book sales and an annual fall banquet.
The Society meets the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the museum.
To learn more about the museum or the historical society, or to donate something or volunteer, call historical society president Dorcas Ode at 582-3503.