County Museum open Sundays but programs concluded
The Chase County Museum had a much different summer program schedule this year due to the way things are going in the world, said Charley Colton, president of the Chase County Historical Society.
Most of the programs planned were canceled by the presenters, including the annual Road Show which is always a big draw for the area.
Attendance has been down this year, but he hopes next year will return to normal.
“There will not be any further programs this summer,” Colton said, “but people sometimes like to bring in something to the museum on Sundays to show those who do visit.”
The museum will be open to visitors from 1-4 p.m. every Sunday through the end of August, Colton said.
Refreshments will be available each Sunday, as well.
“We’ve had new items added to the museum display, and we have had great monetary donations that helped in replacing the old lighting with LED lighting,” he said.
Not only do the new LED lights cause less strain on people’s eyes, it’s not as harmful to the items displayed in the museum, he explained.
“The museum is still available for family reunion visits. We just ask that a board member be contacted to schedule a group visit,” Colton said.
The historical society is still planning on having an annual banquet and elect officers in September, but a date will be announced later, he said.
“We are planning on featuring photos of old barns from the area for our 2021 calendar. We encourage people to bring old photos of their barns to the museum on Sundays so we can make a copy,” Colton said.
He mentioned that they would prefer old black and white photos, but if they are color it’s okay as long as they are old.