Restoration Plan

Meeme House Inn, October 2013

Meeme House Inn, October 2013

History has a way of bringing people together and the
story of the Meeme House has joined members of our
community for over 150 years.

The Meeme House Inn, and its outbuildings, will be
restored to its glory in 1915, under the ownership of Joe Schwartz. The historic structure will serve as in interactive living history museum, where visitors of all ages can be transported back in time and discover the Meeme House Inn, its livery, and poll house, in operation. 

After the culmination of years of planning and fundraising, the structure will now begin its next phase of restoration.  This stagecoach inn, and its poll house and livery stable, is certain to bring great and lasting benefits both to the Museum’s membership and the region it serves.

To make this dream a reality, we need you. The Meeme House Inn Restoration project needs your financial
contributions to become a place where our history lives for today and generations to come. Together we can discover our past to dream our bright future.

 

Tavern

If the walls of the Meeme Inn could talk, imagine the stories that would be told. Countless families have gathered at the Meeme House Inn's bar for more than 150 years. The space will continue to showcase the Village saloon and offer space for special programs and rentals.

stagecoach inn experience

What was it like to stay at the Meeme House Inn? Follow the journey with our overnight program. Watch for more details as our restoration project progresses!

 

Stage and ballroom

One of the most notable aspects of the Meeme House Inn is the structure’s second floor. In plan, it consists of three small lodging rooms, an open ballroom, and a stage area.


The Inn’s stage includes a canvas stage curtain adorned with a painting of a rural landscape. A pair of Moorish columns are present in the foreground, while a small bridge straddles a stream leading back into a mountain range. The mountain denotes the Swiss Alps in a German countryside, while painted details such as the tasseled teaser along the top of the canvas, and a butterfly curtain (popular through the 1870's and 90's) date the mural from the late 1890's to the early 1900's. Behind this cover, the stage consists of several sliding canvas panels stretched over wooden frames with painted woodland scenes.