STRATTON — The Dead River Area Historical Society will feature the Thomas Wyman Family on Sunday, July 12, and will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in conjunction with the Wyman family reunion.
In 1822, at the age of 40, Samuel Wyman made his way across the mountains and cleared an area on what was then Dead River near Bigelow. The Wyman family is one of the oldest and largest families in the Dead River Region and Thomas was one of the first permanent settlers. The museum has the genealogy of this family and many photographs from those years. Those who may be or know someone from that family are invited to attend and share their knowledge and photographs.
The special days are not presentations, but a gathering of people knowledgeable about the featured subject.
On display in the museum are artifacts, manuscripts and photographs that have been donated or loaned by interested townspeople and descendants of original families of the Dead River Region. Collections from 1850 on include old carpentry and logging tools, china, glass, church organ, furniture from native families, a complete schoolroom, a memorial room to the “lost” towns of Flagstaff and Dead River, the lineage of several native families and a host of memorabilia from native homesteads.
For more information, call Mary Henderson at 246-2271.


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