The Old Town of Eaton Museum will host “Fall History Weekend” from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The day will mark the close of the museum for the winter and will feature sales on gifts, books, and T-shirts.

On hand for the day will be Back Street Mary Messere, the curator of the museum, writer, and former Madison County Historian. Messere will be signing copies of her many books and will have the firsts of a new book she is working on called “Tales Around the Woodstove Revisited.” The book will contain stories and “Tall” Tales remembered by the old-timers as well as the stories of Harry Hart, Eli Perkins and other writers from the Eaton area.

According to Messere, Eli Perkins, who was actually Melville Landon from Eaton, put a book out in the 1870s with stories of Eaton (his hometown) but humorously she claims, “the people of town probably bought and burned every copy as there are none left in the museum collection.”

Messere and the original group of members helped found the new Friends of the Old Town of Eaton, which has attained a federal not-for-profit incorporation that allows donations to the museum to be tax deductible.

This is the 22nd year for the group that has worked tirelessly to keep the history of the town of Eaton alive. The group invites new members and they can register Oct. 15 and receive a gift of a T-shirt.

The group also has a new Facebook Page called Friends of the Old Town of Eaton Museum which features history stories, information on the museum and videos so the public can interact from home.

All are welcome to join the fun, listen to some stories of “Old Eaton,” buy a gift, and support the community. The Old Town of Eaton Museum is located at 2776 River Rd., in the hamlet of Eaton. Parking will be available at the post office on Route 26.

For more information, look for Old Town of Eaton Museum on Facebook.