Historical Museum opens for summer


The Powder River Historical Museum currently features a front window display honoring D-Day, which took place 75 years ago today (June 6, 1944). In the picture above, Bob Talcott holds a plaque featuring a one dollar silver certificate. The 1935 dated certificate was donated to the museum by a French fellow who was part of a tour group which came through Broadus in 2009. Through an interpreter, the man relayed how a US serviceman had given the certificate to his parents, after they helped care for the serviceman following an injury he sustained in the D-Day Invasion. This fellow wanted the certificate to go to a museum where it would be appreciated, and donated it to our local museum, where it is now on display. Pictured with Bob are Ron Talcott, Jean Hough, and Pat Hanlan.

The Powder River Historical Museum opened for the 2019 summer season on Monday, June 3rd and will remain open through September 27th.

Currently there is a D-Day display in the front window, honoring the Invasion of Normandy, which took place 75 years ago today. The soldiers, sailors, and airmen involved with the invasion are few and far between these days, but their memory lives on in the knowledge that their sacrifices in Northwestern France helped keep us free from Fascism.

Summer hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free! There is a lot to see and the friendly volunteer staff is ready to show you around. Stop by with your ideas for events and displays for the preservation, documentation and presentation of the history of our early days of open range, homesteading and becoming a county to activities of recent times.

There will be events held throughout the summer at the Museum, including an Old West themed Murder Mystery event, on July 27th.

The Museum crew is also looking forward to celebrating the 100th anniversary of our county in July. The Museum's phone number is 436-2977. If closed, you may call for an appointment at 436-2474 or 436-2352.


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