The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area will open a new exhibit on the "First Friday" of March (4th). Entitled "Behind the Wooden Door: Secret Societies in the Land of the Phoenix". The exhibit will include photos, documents, and artifacts related to organizations such as the Odd Fellows (IOOF), the Masons, and the Knights of the Golden Eagle which were active in the Phoenixville community over the years. The exhibit will run through May. The Historical Society is located at the corner of Main & Church Streets with entrance on the Church Street side. The office and museum are open Wednesdays and Fridays from 9AM to 3PM, and the first Sunday of every month between 1 and 4PM.
Over the next couple of months, three local businesses will be closing their doors. On Saturday, February 16th, Polka Dots will be closing their store at 246 Bridge Street. The shop, a women's clothing boutique, opened nearly two and a half years ago but has recently found business slow. --- Originally, (owner Susan) Randels said that the store was doing well, but that the momentum could not keep up. "The things that sold in Paoli didn't sell in Phoenixville," she said, adding that some customers thought that the store was too expensive or the sizing did not go high enough (size 12 being the highest size sold). "We tried everything." Randels also said that parking was an issue for many of her customers who could either not find spaces or did not feel safe parking behind the store. --- Polka Dots remains open until the 16th, with hours on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number is 610-935-5914. Clothing and s