Vintage collection at art gallery during June
The Perkins County Area Arts Council is celebrating the month of June with a collection of vintage quilts and wedding attire borrowed from the Perkins County Museum, as well as Perkins County Plainsmen yearbooks from years past. They are available for public viewing at Meadowlark Gallery in Grant.
The building that houses the museum at 6th & Central in Grant was built in 1905 by Frank Edwards for his new bride. The Edwards family is the only family to call this house their home. It was sold to the Perkins County Historical Society in 1956 for $1 with the express purpose of turning the residence into a musuem.
The building features an original wraparound porch, light fixtures, windows, woodwork and staircase.
Repairs after a flooded basement necessitated new plaster work, and the replacement of wallpaper, which reflects the original era’s pattern, but is not an exact match.
A hall tree in the entryway and the kitchen cabinet are the only two items in the museum belonging to the Edwards family. The rest of the furnishings were donated by residents of Perkins County.
The museum is open on Sunday afternoons, for special occasions and by appointment.
The arts council invites the public to view select borrowed items on Friday and Saturday evenings, 6-8 p.m. at 246 Central Ave. in Grant.