Rural letter carriers museum to open in Hope

HOPE — The Yellow Trail Museum has announced the grand opening of the Indiana Rural Letter Carriers Museum on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 2 to 6 p.m.

Hope and Hartsville claim the honor of having the first rural mail delivery in Indiana, both starting on October 15, 1896. The opening of the museum will coincide with the 127h anniversary of rural free mail delivery.

The schedule for the open house is as follows:

2-5 p.m.: Open house and ice cream social at the museum.

5:15 p.m.: Welcome and speeches.

5:30 p.m.: Ribbon cutting ceremony at bandstand.

6 p.m: Meal at Willow Leaves of Hope.

Those who wish to attend the meal should RSVP to Willow Leaves of Hope at 812-344-4737. Cost of the dinner is $18 for choice of beef Manhattan or chicken and noodles.