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Volunteers answer the call to open the museum


August 16, 2018

Tonia Copeland/Western Nebraska Observer

Karen Bivens, foreground, shows volunteer Nate Entingh around the Kimball County museum before his shift as a volunteer.

The High Plains Museum is open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week through Farmer's Day, Sept. 29, thanks in large part to a small group of willing volunteers.

Tonia Copeland/Western Nebraska Observer

The Western Nebraska Observer is one of many advertisers on the historic stage curtain at the Kimball County museum.

According to High Plains Historical Society member Karen Bivens, a call for volunteers netted several citizens willing to sit at the museum, greet guests and show them around.

The historic museum, located at the intersection of Highway 71 and Second Street, was built in 1904 as the local Fraternal Hall.

The building still houses original light fixtures as well as the original stage, complete with a renovated curtain.

As Bivens showed volunteer Nate Entingh around, the two viewed various photographs, collections and artifacts.

The historical society continues seeking more volunteers to keep the museum open as they work to ready the rooms at the old Kimball High School for future visits.


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