The Darwin R. Barker Museum in Fredonia announces the opening of a new group of exhibits. In an effort to acquaint the public with the museum's wide range of artifacts, a number of new displays are being offered.
Fredonia was home to several well-known patent medicine companies, such as the Fenner and Pettit businesses, whose proprietors were highly respected and active local men. These companies are highlighted in Barker Museum's new "Patent Medicine in Fredonia" exhibit.
Other new displays include antique medical instruments, ladies' handbags and children's accessories of the 1800s and a number of locally woven 19th century coverlets.
Many of the Barker Museum’s artifacts will be on display.
As always, the museum's beautiful Victorian Parlor and Belden Gallery are offered for public viewing. Extensive historic and genealogy archives are available for research.
The Darwin R. Barker Museum is located at 7 Day St., Fredonia and is open on Tuesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m.