A new program series, “Down Memory Lane,” begins at Heritage Hall Museum in Slater on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 1 p.m., with a talk and reminiscing about Mosey’s Cafe, a fixture on Slater’s Main Street for over 40 years.
The new series of programs intends to blend exhibits, photos and most of all, memories and stories about the community’s past. The Slater Area Historical Association’s mission to listen and record the past makes this series a natural for the organization.
Mosey’s Cafe began on Main Street in 1923, with Stan and Thelma Mosey’s purchase of the Johnson Cafe. For the next 40 years, Thelma Mosey made two main courses, potatoes, vegetables and famous pies to serve to the farmers and townspeople every day. Thelma fed harvest crews, construction crews and dispensed penny candy and soda pop to the town children.
Stan died in 1962 and Thelma in 1988, leaving a wealth of fond memories to share. The public is invited to come Thursday, Feb. 14, and learn more about Slater’s past and reminisce. Slater’s gas stations and garages are the next planned program in the series.
The Slater Area Historical Association’s annual member’s meeting follows the program.