New Line Up for Prowers County Historical Society


Main Entrance of Big Timbers Museum

The number of directors was changed by a vote of the membership at the General Meeting in July. The bylaws now call for nine, of which five are officers. 

President: Susan Crites
Vice President: Chuck Bowen
Secretary: Mary Jane Torres
Treasurer: Debra Haggard
Museum Committee Head (changed from ‘Historian’): Bill Elam
Directors: Mike Duffy, Linda Hawkins, Mary Rita Simmons, Don Turner 

Per the bylaws, the new officers will take up their positions at the October General meeting, scheduled for October 18th. 

Big Timbers Museum curator, Kathleen Scranton, provided an update on museum activities recently for the Prowers County Commissioners.  Scranton said that to date, the museum inventory is now at 10,128 items.  The museum recently hosted the Lamar Class of 1967 for their 45th reunion this past August with 45 persons attending.  The museum will host additional past high school visitors this weekend as a 50+ reunion is being held, coordinating with homecoming week in Lamar.  Some 300 past graduates are expected to be in town for the weekend.  The museum will be visited in early October during the 36th Annual Senior Speak Out, held in Lamar.

 Scranton has been in touch with Wyvonne Graham, Byway Manager of the Santa Fe Trail Scenic and History Byway to discuss a comprehensive plan to create display kiosks for the new transportation museum.  This museum, which was opened to the public this year, houses numerous antique vehicles and buggies on display.

By Russ Baldwin


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