A Note from our Director – October 2016

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the garage sale a successful fundraiser for the museum. The sale is two very long days and work commences well before the first customer makes their purchase. The hard work however does pay off. This year, the museum raised around $3,500. That is several hundred dollars more than last year. These funds help to support the museum throughout the year. The garage sale assists in covering expenses, such as when we need to purchase paper for the newsletter, pay our water or phone bill, cover the cost of a stipend for a program, or anything else that allows us to effectively function as a pillar for local history. If you donated, purchased, volunteered, or just helped to spread the word about the event, thank you.

For October, author and historian Paul Hedren will be joining us on Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m. His talk will highlight the western frontier, a subject where he is quite a scholar. In addition to having a career with the National park Service for nearly 37 years, Hedren has written nearly a dozen books. His topics include the Great Sioux War, General Custer, and Fort Laramie. His awards are too numerous to list here. Expect this to be a very high quality program. Best of all, the program is free and open to all. Please consider bringing a favorite snack or treat to share. I hope to see you there.

See you at the museum,

Ben Justman Executive Director