Museum work underway

AT THE RAY COUNTY Museum, manager Cathy Gottsch is in Grandma’s Kitchen, a museum room, to show how an old hand pump could be used to wash dishes in an indoor sink.

RICHMOND  – Winter cleaning is underway in Ray County’s “attic,” the museum at 901 W. Royle St., Richmond.

“Today is really the first day of the push,” Ray County Museum manager Cathy Gottsch said while standing in her office last week. “We’re going to revamp this room.”

Wallpaper in the room, the first to the left of the museum entrance, is curling and the overall look is dingy after years of use.

“We want to make it more hospitable,” but that is only part of the room plan, Gottsch said. “We will establish a gift shop in it.”

In the planned gift shop, visitors may find mementoes of their visit to the museum and county, she said. Lots of guests have asked for such items as T-shirts and cups, she said.

READ MORE in Friday's Richmond Daily News

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