A newly instituted program at the Sheridan County Museum allows the public to take a behind the scenes look at what goes on inside the museum. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the story.
In January, the museum started offering a new program called Behind the Scenes Saturdays to share the growth of the museum with the community. Executive Director and Curator of Museum Education, Nathan Doerr, explains.
He says when most people visit a museum, they see the exhibits and the artifacts. But at the next behind the scenes Saturday on March 16, members of the community can take part in a dialogue about what pieces are critical to telling the rich history of Sheridan County, for example.
Guests of the museum through the behind the scenes program can learn more about that history by examining artifacts not included in any exhibits or normally available to the public - those being cleaned, categorized and researched by museum staff.
Sheridan County Museum board member Katie Curtiss says Doerr - and his new initiative - is taking the museum in the right direction.
Again, the next behind the scenes Saturday will take place on March 16, at the Sheridan County Museum located at 850 Sibley Circle. For more information on the museum or the new program, you can call 307-675-1150.