Butler County Times Gazette
  • History Center seeks items for school spirit exhibit

  • Along with the start of an exciting new school year, a new exhibit will soon be featured at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum. The exhibit, which has been titled “School Spirit,” will feature items and memories of students from all over Butler County.
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  • Along with the start of an exciting new school year, a new exhibit will soon be featured at the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum. The exhibit, which has been titled “School Spirit,” will feature items and memories of students from all over Butler County.
    “This is the first community participation exhibit we’ve done in five years,” explained Executive Director Mindy Tallent.
    Members of the communities in Butler County will be able to donate an item encompassing their idea of school spirit before the opening of the exhibit on Sept. 6.
    “We’re looking for a wide variety of items,” said Tallent. “It is open to any item as long as it has a Butler County heritage. It can be current students, their parents or grandparents. It is completely open and that’s what makes it exciting.”
    The museum already has a few related items that are going to be displayed along with the community items. Some of those items include: old slate chalk boards, footballs, letter jackets and school bells. Anyone with a historical item is encouraged to participate.
    “We want the community to invest in their history and get excited to get the chance to put their items on display,” commented Tallent. “We want to see fresh faces in the museum and hear the stories that come with these items.”
    The exhibit will be open at the museum from Sept. 6 through Nov. 2 and items will be accepted until Aug. 30.
    If you have an item to donate, or would like to gain more information, call the Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum at 321-9333.

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