The National Watch & Clock Museum in Columbia celebrated everything timekeeping Thursday, March 22, with a “Clocktail Party.”

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Lori Schultz of York puts part of her timing hands together as she makes a clock during the Clocktail Party at the Watch and Clock Musuem on Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Spawned from a combination of the museum’s “make-and-take” children’s program and the area’s popular adult paint nights, the museum was inspired to create its own event: create a clock while enjoying cocktails.

Museum staff were on hand to guide participants through the clock-making process, whether they were using record album covers, tin signs or wooden shapes. A quartz movement was added to the clocks, allowing them to become “functional art.”

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays in March and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays from April to November. From Memorial Day through Labor Day the Museum is also open on Mondays.

For details, call 717-684-8261 or visit