Refreshments, Ugly Sweaters Part of Open House

Museum Director John Woodward, left, and ugly sweater contestants. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Museum Director John Woodward, left, and ugly sweater contestants. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Refreshments and an ugly sweater contest were part of the open house at the Sheridan County Museum Saturday.

The event, which will close out the museum's 2017 season, continues Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum Director John Woodward said Sunday's activities will include music im the afternoon.

The last Tidbit Saturday for the year also featured a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. After today, Woodward said, the museum will be closed for about two weeks for the staff to celebrate Christmas and New Year's. The museum will open again on Jan. 4.

He also talked about what's in store for 2018.

He said the revamped exhibit will be focused around three core ideas – the changes in mining technology, a historical overview of coal mining in Sheridan County, and the experiences of people who lived in the mining camps and worked in the mines.

As has been traditional with the museum open houses, admission is free, and items in the mercantile are 10 percent off.

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Ugly sweater contest judges, from left, Ranchester Mayor Peter Clark and Edre Maier. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Ugly sweater contest judges, from left, Ranchester Mayor Peter Clark and Edre Maier. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Helen Laumann, left, and Clark visit during museum open house. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Helen Laumann, left, and Clark visit during museum open house. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Museum visitors examine one of the dioramas. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Museum visitors examine one of the dioramas. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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