Best barbecue will benefit Wilder Museum

The Wilder Museum of Warren County History will host its annual Chicken Barbecue on Thursday, July 11, from 5 to 8 p.m., rain or shine. Don’t miss this wonderful event featuring the area’s best barbecued chicken prepared by Cline Adams of Youngsville. As one patron remarked “it’s the best chicken barbecue you’ll ever have!”

Tour the Wilder Museum throughout the event and view the new displays including the revised Seneca Room, updated military displays of the Civil War, World War II, and Spanish American War, and the new Youngsville Room commemorating the town’s 200th anniversary. View memorabilia and many photographs of long-gone Youngsville businesses, its citizens, and pleasant scenes of the Brokenstraw Creek.

As part of the Youngsville Bicentennial display, a local resident has recently loaned letters from World War II soldiers. During the war Florence Fern Franklin started the Our Boys Service Club in which citizens sent newsletters to local men and women serving all over the world. Handwritten letters were sent back, and these are on display and provide a fascinating look at the life of soldiers during World War II.

Tickets for the chicken barbecue are $8 pre-paid and $10 at the door, first come, first served. Purchase tickets online at www.warrenhistory.org, at the Warren County Historical Society at 210 Fourth Avenue, Warren, at the Wilder Museum, or Allegheny Artistry, 106 E. Main Street, Youngsville. Dinners will be available from 5 to 7 p.m., and visitors can eat in or take out. Enjoy great entertainment by local musicians beginning at 6 p.m. and bid on Chinese and silent auction items and a 50/50 raffle.

The Wilder Museum is located at 51 Erie Avenue, Irvine, and is open May through Oct. 5 on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m., and for many special events. For more up-to-date information please visit www.warrenhistory.org or call 723-1795.