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    All events are held in the G. C. Rann Auditorium on the second floor of the museum. The late G. C. Rann and his wife Maurine and the citizens of Decatur began restoration of the auditorium, and the completion of the restoration process has the auditorium a showplace.  We have a full schedule of events planned for the rest of the year.

Museum Auditorium
(photo by Blake Hannah)

A ramp, steps that are easy to use for walkers and an elevator are available to make the museum accessible to the physically challenged. 





November 27th

Dear Singing Friends:

Well, it is Gospel Opry time once again--this Monday night (Nov. 27th) at 6:30 PM in the 2nd floor G. C. Rann Auditorium of the Wise County Heritage Museum at 1602 S. Trinity Street in Decatur. Hope to see you all and all of your friends there.  It looks like we should have good weather--considering it is the end of November!! Also, remember that we will not have Gospel Opry in December as the scheduled date of our program falls on Christmas Day.

On another note, please add one of our regular attendees and singers to your prayer lists.  Mrs. Barbara King had surgery last week for a twisted intestine and is at home recovering.  She would like to join us, but won't be able to climb the stairs for awhile. 

December 2nd and 3rd, and January 13th

On Saturday, December 2nd (7:30 PM) and Sunday afternoon December 3rd (2 PM) there will be a play in the museum auditorium.  It is produced by members of the Paradise Historical Society and is about an event from the 1930's that actually took place at Paradise. Entitled "Eight Days in Paradise" it is about an Oklahoma City oil man (Charles Urschel) who was kidnapped by a gangster with local ties (Geor ge "Machine Gun" Kelley) and held hostage awaiting collection of the ransom money at a farm house near Paradise for 8 days.  Our first production of the play was so well received that we are hosting another four performances (2 more on January 13th) .  Admission is $10.00 per person for those who would be interested-- tickets are available at the museum and a ticket is good for any of the performances . 

Hope to see you all Monday night!!

Kerry Clower, President
Wise County Historical Society, Inc.