Jun 28 2014

Forest County Historical Society Museum open for season

The Forest County Historical Society’s Museum opened on June 16th for the 2014 year. The Museum’s Board have been planning for several changes in the upcoming months. One of the changes will be an upgrade to the museum’s web site. The site will soon give information about the museum, it’s collections, a question-response section, planned events and membership forms.

This summer for the first time in its 20 year history the Forest County Museum will have the direction of a professional museum curator. In cooperation with  the Crandon Public Library,  Amanda Flannery will be working at the museum part time to provide direction in cataloging, displays and proper storage of our collection. We have been fortunate to have a very dedicated volunteer staff all these years but it is great to have guidance and instruction from a professional. The addition of Amanda will greatly enhance our ability to provide a well-organized museum to present the history of Forest County to the public.

Amanda grew up in Argonne and after graduating from Crandon High School attended Ripon College where she double majored in Anthropology and History and minored in Museum Studies. Amanda attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she received her Master’s of Science in Anthropology as well as a certificate in Museum Studies. After completing her degree she wanted to return to this area. The Forest County Historical and Genealogical Society is very fortunate to have her help to properly maintain our extensive collection.

The museum is located at 105 West Jackson Street in Crandon and is open weekdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and is free to the public. We are a 501(c) and operate on donations.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.forestcountyhistory.org/forest-county-historical-society-museum-open-for-season/

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