Historical Society celebrates opening of Fire Truck Museum

By Milan Eagle media

The Milan Area Historical Society officially opened the new Fire Truck Museum on the Hack House property on Saturday, May 12 with a special acknowledgment of the individual donors, followed by a delicious lunch provided by Back in the Day Catering.  “About 50 donors attended, and everyone was very pleased with the final product” said MAHS president, Anne Farmer.  The 1938 Fire Truck was inside the building and shared in the celebration with the donors.  The building was built for the explicit purpose of providing a permanent home for the old fire truck – which was the reason for forming the Historical Society back in 1972 when it was slated for the scrap yard.  Once the truck was saved, the society had no place to put it, and it was stored in many different barns and buildings over the past 46 years.  Now it has a permanent home where visitors can see it and appreciate the history it has in our community.  The facility is named the Fire Truck Museum as it will house not only the fire truck, but also a lot of historic memorabilia related to the time period when the truck was in actual use.  Please stop out any Sunday afternoon from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.and visit the new Fire Truck Museum.

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