Big Timbers Museum Update


Main Entrance of Big Timbers Museum

Main Entrance of Big Timbers Museum

Kathleen Scranton, Curator for the Big Timbers Museum, provided the Prowers County Commissioners with a quarterly activities update.  Tammie Clark, Health and Human Services, recently donated two historic bookcases and the museum plans to receive additional cabinetry, office furniture, a carved wooden bench and a metal bench from the Prowers County auction room this fall.  On a considerably more modern acquisition, the museum received a computer than will run an 11 by 17 flat bed scanner.  Plans call for it to be accessible to the public.   

The Prowers County Historical Society Board is planning for a countywide yard sale, Saturday, August 3 at the museum.  The event is being called a trading post opportunity.  Persons can rent table space for $10 or may donate items for sale to benefit the museum activities.  Board members are also creating a ‘Walking Brochure’ which will highlight some of the more notable historic sites and buildings in downtown Lamar. 

Board member, Chuck Bowen and commissioner Joe Marble will acquire and set up signs for the entrance and parking lot at the museum.  The signs would need to be reworked before they can be put into use.  The museum is also being registered as one of the stop off points for viewing for the bicyclists involved in this September’s Pedal the Plains event.  Over 1,000 riders will pass by the museum on their trek into Lamar for an overnight stay and the museum will remain open later than usual on September 20 for all visitors.  Between the first of the year and June 29, the Big Timbers Museum received 1,277 visitors.  Summer hours are from 10am to 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday until August 31.

By Russ Baldwin

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