Village's History Museum Presents the History of Antique Tools

Village's History Museum Presents the History of Antique Tools
Posted on 10/14/2016

Area residents are invited to attend the Orland Park History Museum's Speaker Series featuring Eric Gee as he presents on the history of antique tools. The interactive presentation takes places at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 13 at the Orland Park History Museum, 14415 S. Beacon Avenue.

Guests who may have inherited family tools or stumbled upon old tools in a garage, attic or open field, can solve the mystery of the tool's identity with the expert help of Gee. Gee will display and explain antique tools and he encourages members of his audience to bring old, enigmatic tools to the event so he can identify and discuss them.

Gee, founder and owner of Eric Gee Construction Co., a general contracting firm headquartered in Hinsdale, is the fifth generation of his family to work in the building industry.

He is the grandson of James Gee Sr., who, with his brothers, founded Orland Park's Gee Lumber Co. Many Orland Park senior residents remember the lumber yard, long a fixture on 143rd St., just west of the Metra tracks.

The evening is sponsored by Nothing Bundt Cakes, Orland Park, which also will provide refreshments. The event is free and open to all ages.

For more information, contact the museum at (708) 873-1622.