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Alexander Museum Open For Summer


After some concerns that the museum in Alexander might be closed during summer months, museum officials are pleased to now announce that the future looks much more positive for the Lewis and Clark Trail Homesteaders Museum.

Barb Curren, president of the museum’s board, said the group was short of workers and board members late in the spring. But since May, three staff members have been hired and the group now has a full board.

Curren said cleaning started the week prior to Memorial Day and the museum opened for the summer on June 1.

“We’re looking forward to a great summer with hopefully a lot of visitors,” Curren said.

One of the museum’s new staff members this summer will be Kim Simmonds, who served as the director of the MonDak Heritage Center in Sidney until June 17. Simmonds said she has offered to help in Alexander until she moves out of the area in early August.

Simmonds said she heard the museum was struggling to find workers so she decided to offer her services for the summer. “We’re happy about the people stepping forward,” Curren said. “I’m excited we have Kim on board for what she can bring to us.”

Included in the museum’s displays are a country store, a Hall of Fame with memorabilia of outstanding past residents and a reading room with historical materials. The location also features a display of old restored tractors, machinery and other vehicles.


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