Prowers Historical Society Hosting Antique Road Show October 16

Big Timbers Museum


The number of visitors at the Big Timbers Museum has increased over last year. Museum curator, Kathleen Scranton provided the Prowers County Commissioners with a quarterly update of museum activities during their October 9 meeting.

Visitors for 2013 were 2,052 and Year-to-Date is 1,838 for 2014, she said. Alumni from the Lamar class of 1964 took some time during their weekend reunion to tour, with 32 viewing some of the exhibits.  And about a dozen people who have been using metal detectors at the Sand Creek Massacre site also visited the museum during a recent visit. The museum is now operating with winter hours, from 1pm to 4pm from now until May 31.

Scranton said she’s been in contact with Kirk Powers, County Operations Manager, about a leak that has developed from the water softener equipment. The leak is noticeable when the system cycles and work will need to be done to the drainage system under the museum’s basement floor.  Water is leaking into the newspaper archives room.

Scranton reminded the commissioners, they and the public are invited to the October 16 Historical Society meeting for the “Antique Road Show and Tell” display which begins at 7pm.

By Russ Baldwin

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