Category Archives: Visitors

Y is for Yarn

Pope County Museum A-Z is a continuing feature of our blog. Periodically, I will highlight an item or items from our Museum collection. This week we are inviting you to a YARN event! Thursday, January 30 from 7-9, we will … Continue reading

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Summertime at the Museum

The Pope County Museum is bustling with summer activity!  Free admission to the museum is in effect again this summer. Hot on the heels of spring school tours (over 400 visitors in two weeks!), the museum is now filled with … Continue reading

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T is for Tours!

Today we hosted the first graders from Brooten Belgrade Elrosa. We just LOVE this time of year with all the school groups that come in for tours. The energy and enthusiasm of the kids renews our excitement for preserving history. … Continue reading

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School Tour Time

Today was our first school tour of the spring. We welcomed the 2nd graders from Voyager Elementary. They were a very fun group and asked great questions. They split the tour between the Pope County Museum and the State Fish … Continue reading

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School Tours

Fall school tours have started. Last week we hosted the Minnewaska Area 6th graders on Wednesday and the after school program on Thursday. The 6th graders from Minnewaska are one of my favorite groups. This year’s group was especially respectful. … Continue reading

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Hurdy Gurdy Table

As a special treat, we have a hurdy gurdy table in the museum’s rotunda this summer. The traditional hurdy gurdy or hurdy-gurdy (also known as a wheel fiddle) is a stringed musical instrument that produces sound by a crank-turned rosined … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Tour

My favorite Kindergarten class came for a visit today. (My daughter’s class.) We went through part of the museum and the outside buildings before they settled into the one room school house for some lessons. Mrs. Barkeim led the class … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Tours

We have had the pleasure of hosting Minnewaska Area Elementary School students this week. Today we have Mrs. Hoffman’s kindergarten class and yesterday we had Mrs. Hoven’s class. They have been studying Native Americans, and came to see our model … Continue reading

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A Child’s Joy

Our summer rotunda exhibit is in its last few weeks. This year’s summer exhibit features toys from different eras to encourage inter-generational discussions about favorite toys. One of the fun things about toys is that many of the favorites are … Continue reading

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St. Paul’s Church

Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Alexandria held their annual service at St. Paul’s Church on museum grounds last Sunday. A picnic lunch followed at Barsness Park. It was a beautiful day for it! We completed the St. Paul’s paint project last … Continue reading

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