The Board of Trustees for the Marshall County Historical Society and the staff have been working for the last year formulating a 5-year plan.  As part of the plan, they have surveyed countless county residents on how to serve them better. One of the key takeaways from this analysis is that people would love more community outreach and events.

The museum staff believes one way to accomplish the results of the survey is to offer more programing though Kid’s Day events, the Brown Bag Lunch & Learns and other programing.  To accomplish this requires additional fundraising because funding for programs is paid for through these extra funds.

The Marshall County Museum has also recently recognized the need for a dedicated technology fund.  The museum is largely the keeper for Marshall County and its history.  In this digital age, that takes a lot of technology. In fact, technology is used in nearly every aspect of their work.

So, since the museum needs to raise additional funds, they wanted it to be a fun event, thus the idea of a Casino Night Fundraiser & Silent Auction.  To keep the historical significance, they are bringing back the Pine Tree Inn to The REES Theatre in downtown Plymouth.  The Pine Tree Inn sat on the city’s southwest side, just off State Road 17.  During the Prohibition Era, 1920-1933, the roadhouse was called the Pine Tree Inn. In the late 20’s patrons participated in Monte Carlo-style gambling and free flowing liquor at the Inn. 

The Friday night, April 19th event will feature casino gaming from 6 to 9, music with Jack Shellac, dancing, food, prizes, and surprises. Museum staff will be dressed in period clothing and participants are encouraged to come dress in their “glad rags.”  A limited number of tickets are still available for $50 each. Tickets include $25 in chips and refreshments.  To get you tickets for the Marshall County Historical Society’s Casino Night Fundraiser at the Pine Tree Inn stop by the museum in downtown Plymouth or call 574-936-2306.