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Out with the old, in with the new

The “log building” is no more.  We have had several people ask why we had to tear it down, so I thought I’d give a little history. In the fall of 1983, the 40′ x 80′ Norway Pine log building … Continue reading

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“Found in Collection”

“Found in Collection” (FIC) is a common museum term. It is exactly what it sounds like – an item found in the collection with no proper documentation. Museums large and small deal with FIC objects. As of today, the Pope … Continue reading

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School House Roof

The north side of the school house is nearly complete. It looks great and smells so good. We have enjoyed the sharp scent of cedar all week!

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Schoolhouse Roofing Project

We are pleased to welcome Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps back for their second year. This year’s team will be re-roofing the Pleasant Hills School here on our museum grounds. Pope County’s own Tim Lang will be serving as project … Continue reading

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Thank you, Courtney

Our high school intern Courtney Grammentz created a new exhibit here at the museum in honor of the 100th Anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. We are impressed with her work. She completed all the research, selected the … Continue reading

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School Tour Season

We are taking a break from the remodeling project to host school tours. The last few weeks of the school year brings us hundreds of children from surrounding communities. We appreciate energy and enthusiasm of our young visitors and look forward … Continue reading

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Starting with a “Clean Slate”

We have a clean slate! The central exhibit walls are all down – ready for the utility changes and the installation of the new artifact storage system. Then comes the fun part – creating new exhibits! In the meantime…we are enjoying … Continue reading

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