Changes at museum progressing
Perkins County Museum on Central Avenue is now greeting visitors and passersby with a fresh look after being repainted.
Jack Cannedy and his son Cedric Cannedy of Platte River Iron Works, Welding and Fabrication of Grant completed the project.
Improvements are ongoing at the museum, with the next project to include moving the exhibits back into the exhibit hall on June 25.
Farm Credit Services of America (FCSA) of Imperial devotes eight hours to an annual service project to give back to the communities they serve. Amy Johnson with FCSA contacted Perkins County Historical Society Board President Brenda Styskal to see how they could help. The FCSA employees will assist in transporting the exhibits, which are currently housed at the fair grounds, back to the exhibit hall.
Styskal said they are re-imagining the exhibits and aiming to make them more interactive to attract the younger generation.
Each town in the county will have their own displays, along with other fun things such as the telephone booth previously located by the Grant Tribune.
“Hopefully people will enjoy the changes and come see us!” said Styskal.
Projects at the museum completed thus far have included new decking, new roofing and repaired siding and flooring. The exhibit hall located behind the museum received a new roof, new spray foam insulation and interior paint.
New trees and flowers were also planted on the grounds.
Hours for the museum are Sundays from 1-4 p.m., or by appointment. Call Styskal at 308-352-4977 or 308-352-4698 for more information.