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Texas Trail Museum opens for the summer with new displays to see

 

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Above: Heirloom teacups donated by Julie Butler.

Taking a stroll down memory lane takes on a whole new meaning when visiting the Texas Trail Museum.

Opening day for the summer season of 2020 started on July 1st. According to museum curator Mary Chowns, "The opening was soft, following health precautions with limited travelers. However, more and more people are starting to come through and love to walk through our history."

Locals and many out-of-staters have visited so far.

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Below: 1924 Silvertone 5 Tube Radio by Gini Fuller.

The museum recently received items for two new displays. Julie Butler of Pine Bluffs donated a collection of tea cups, which were from a family collection. Gini Fuller,of Bushnell, Nebraska donated a 1924 Silvertone 5 tube radio.

The Texas Trail Museum board meets the third Wednesday of every month at the town hall at 5:30 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend. They will be holding their annual board meeting sometime in August and three positions are up for new members or the existing members may be voted back in.

Members of the board are: Scott Zimmerman, President/Vice President; Kimberly Patterson, Treasurer; Amy Zitek, Secretary. Regular members are Frank Smith, Sharon Shmidl, Diana Martin and Jerry McWilliams who is the editor/FaceBook for the museum.

The museum is free to tour and donations are accepted to defray operating expenses.

 

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