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Annual Events




The museum provides tours to third grade children to help fulfill their social studies requirement on the history of the Templeton community.

The children get a glimpse of what life was like in the old days through historic real-life dis- plays, photographs and memor- abilia.


For several years the museum's Model T has chugged through Templeton's annual Fourth of July parade. The Model T was purchased in the fall of 1925 by members of the Anderson family and has been in Templeton its entire life.
Model T

In addition to the Model T, in recent years, the society's courting buggy as been driven through the parade by Barbara Meeks, pulled by her national show horse, Donisto. The buggy, originally owned by Charles and Selma Anderson of rural Templeton, was restored and donated to the Templeton Historical Museum Society by Mrs. Lois Rozet.

The museum's booth in the park on July 4th provides an opportunity to purchase shirts, visors, coffee mugs, cookbooks and other merchandise.

October 4th--Saturday:

The annual Founders' Day celebration is to remember the arrival of the first passenger train in Templeton.

During the 2007 Founders' Day, the museum served pie and cider in the warehouse while live music was played outdoors by George Bentley, Jim Stainbrook and Marty Paris.
Serving Pie at the Pie Social
Founders Day


At the same time, the Templeton Chamber of Commerce, under the leadership of Robert Rosales, arranged for a display of old farm equipment and antique cars.

In addition "hit-and-miss" engines, food, local books and several booths of handcrafted items were displayed on Main Street.

Middle School Band

Templeton Middle School Band; 2006   

The weather was perfect, and the attendance was great.

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