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The Meeting Room

As you step into the main meeting space of the G.A.R Hall, it feels as though you are stepping back in time. The Meeker County Museum is proud to be the caretakers of a space that has the same appearance as when it was first constructed in 1885. Walking on the restored hardwood floors, one of the first things guests often notice is the 19th-century chandelier hanging in the center of the room. The handcrafted piece originally hung in a New Orleans bordello before making it's way to Boston some time after the Civil War. After it was hung in the Hall, it was often used as a heat source during GAR meetings. The majority of the North wall displays several photographs and paintings of the founding members of Post No. 35, many of which were captured by member Clark Angel. In the center of the

room are almost 50 wooden blue-grey chairs, all of which were donated by the first G.A.R members. These handcrafted chairs are still used today for events and gatherings at the Museum.

 

The artwork and artifacts can be viewed during open hours of the Meeker County Museum. If you are interested in renting the space for a family gathering, community event, or organizational meeting; Follow this link for pricing and availability