Hancock County Historical Society celebrates 50 years of the Larson-Armstrong Museum.

The Larson-Armstrong House will celebrate its 50th anniversary this Saturday and Sunday with a mystery theater event. 

Curran McLaughlin | The Leader

            BRITT - On Saturday and Sunday, the Hancock County Historical Society will celebrate 50 years of ownership of the Armstrong-Larson Historical Museum.

            The celebration will be in the form of the often performed mystery theater at the Victorian era home.

            This time around it will not be a dinner theater but a production which will take place throughout the Armstrong-Larson House.

            The title of the summer event is “Mobsters, Molls and Murder.”

            The event will begin at 2 p.m. each day with doors open at 1:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the mystery.

            The Historical Society asks people to call (641) 843-4086 and reserve a spot for either day by Friday.

            Saturday and Sunday will also feature the completion of this year’s projects.

            The most notable will be the entryway wallpaper.

            Contracted through Scheryl Curry of Humboldt, four layers of wallpaper were stripped away and a new vintage wallpaper titled “Honey Suckle and Tulip” from Morris and Co. circa 1876.

            The project will be the result of nearly a month of work, including new wooden picture railing provided by Ray Basset.

            One of the second floor bedrooms will also sport new wallpaper from Morris and Co. circa 1901 titled “Seaweed.”

Read the complete story in the June 26 Leader.