Miami County Historical Museum | People

The Miami County Historical Museum held its monthly board meeting on Tuesday, June 14 at the Paola Museum.

The annual Art Guild Miniature Art exhibition will be held at the museum from June 27 to July 29. The exhibition will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The museum sponsored its first craft and market fair in Paola Park Square on Saturday, June 18. Artisans registered and exhibited their creations for sale. The money raised will go to a new elevator for the museum. President Aggie Dillard worked with Cindy Mead to plan the event.

A committee is working on listing the three museum buildings in Kansas and on the National Historic Register.

Jana Harrington Barcus, Aggie Dillard, and Ann Davis are busy acquiring new artifacts and improving the system.

The museum accepts past Miami County property abstracts. The name that appears on most summaries of the Paola area is The Paola Town Company, then Baptiste Peoria.

Ann Davis and her committee reviewed and amended the bylaws.

A new book for sale is “As Constant as the Rivers” written by Margaret Hays, telling the story of Osawatomie, Kansas, from 1854 to 2004, where she has long resided. The cost is $15.

A group of high school girls from La Cygne recently visited the museum. Mike Hursey was their tour guide.

The museum’s Board of Trustees represents 13 townships and one At Large post in Miami County. The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 14 at 4:00 p.m. Visitors are welcome.

Librarian, LeAnne Shields


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