Wouldn’t you like to know where Annie Oakley grow up? Where did Annie first learn to shoot? Where did Annie’s family live or worship? Did Annie go to school? When Annie became famous, did she ever come home?
Your Versailles Area Historical Society wants to help answer all your questions about the life of our most famous daughter, Miss Annie Oakley. That’s why we are inviting you on a tour that we call “Annie of the North” The story of our own Phoebe Anne Moses.
On September 8, 2012 from the luxurious comfort of a charter motor coach we will travel the winding back roads of Darke County to learn about the legendary Annie and her early years.
Local travel entrepreneur, Sue Christian will serve as hostess for our journey with emphasis on making you feel at home. Local Annie experts, will share the facts and lore that most of us have never heard about our local hero. We will make several stops along the way and several other special guests will share their stories as well. Our last stop will be at the Winery at Versailles for you to purchase refreshments to refresh yourself and a surprising connection to Annie herself!
Because of what we anticipate to be a great demand for tickets, we are offering two options.
The first family friendly trip will depart the museum located at West Street, in Versailles at noon. This will include the tour and return our guests to the museum at about 3:00 p.m. The cost is $15.00 for VAHS members and $18.00 for non-members.
The second trip, recommended for those 21 and over will depart from the Winery at 4:00 p.m. and include all the activities of the first trip plus a fantastic finish! We will attend the Thrill of the Grill, a tradition at the winery where each guest will enjoy a delicious fresh salad, homemade bread, a choice of a 12 oz. N.Y. strip steak, or a 7 oz. Marinated Chicken Breast, or a 6 oz. Salmon, a large baked potato, mixed vegetables, a fantastic dessert and a bottle of wine per couple or 2 glasses of wine per person.
We will be in a semi private dinning room and will be toward the end of the event allowing for a relaxing finish to a special day of roaming and learning in our own back-yard. The sunset over the vineyard is a special bonus on an early autumn evening.
The second trip including tour and dinner is $39.95 for all guests.
Do not wait. Reservations may be made by calling the museum at 526-4222 and leave a message. We will be excited to get you registered for this one time adventure, you won’t want to miss!