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Crawford County Historical Museum

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On ‎6‎/‎3‎/‎2016 at 5:04 PM, Ace Kadet said:

When are they open?


The Crawford County Historical Museum will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 to 4 and on Sundays from 1 to 4 until May when the museum will begin its extended hours Tuesdays through Sundays. The museum includes exhibits on Crawford county’s mining history, life on the prairie, printing history, and much more. Lovelace said, “It’s not just nameless faces; it’s actually people in this community who we know.”

 Do you know what the stainless steel, gull winged wonder in the photo is? It wasn't there the last time I visited the museum. But the missing ( from my peepers) English Ford from a local jeweler was.  

 I'm very pleased that folks have taken on the project of reopening the museum.  I  do my best to attend the SEK Old Time Gas Engine and Tractor Club  show, held on the grounds a couple of times each year. They have great demonstrations of machinery from the past, concessions and if you have little ones they give rides in a little "train" of sorts.  Really nice down to earth folks there.


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5 hours ago, Ace Kadet said:

Looks like a DeLorean, Doc. I remember when there were one or two in town. At least one in the not too distant past, seems like it spent a lot of time on west fourth at the auto glass place by Bo's.

 Why yes Ace but minus the flux capacitor, and stripped of its cocaine appointments, it's not much of a time machine unless reminiscing takes you back to circa 1981.   

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2 minutes ago, DUDE said:

Amanda Minton and her crew have done great job getting the place back better that before.  I heard somewhere the place will be humming with the steam equipment demonstrations as for date I don't remember :)



2 minutes ago, DUDE said:

Amanda Minton and her crew have done great job getting the place back better that before.   :)http://www.sekgasenginetractorclub.com/images/2016/2016 Show Flyer.pdf



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 A co-worker gave me some old papers that he came by. One of them is a county document from 1935. It was issued by W.W. Courtwright the Crawford County Poor Commissioner. It was information regarding dispersal of some $46,000 in relief funds to be distributed in 9 districts in Crawford County.

 I hope I can get it converted so that those interested can read it. (My kids (tech support) are not currently available.):(

Please note that  "e" in the entire doc. looks more like "o", consequently, "check" looks more like "chock" and so on.

 Do you think this is something the Museum would be interested in?



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