NEWS RELEASE
August 9, 2016
For use: Immediate
Finney County Historical Society
Contact: Steve Quakenbush, 620-272-3664

FINNEY COUNTY MUSEUM STARTING FALL EXHIBIT HOURS AUG. 11

The Finney County Historical Museum will switch to fall exhibit hours on Aug. 11, coinciding with the beginning of the school year in Garden City. Displays will be open for public viewing from 1 to 5 p.m. seven days weekly.

Admission to the museum is free and exhibits range from “Spirit of the Plains,” “The Santa Fe Trail,” “Finney County Agriculture,” “Take Stock in Finney County” and “Finney County Pioneers” to “My Place in Time,” a participatory children’s area entitled “Celebrate Kansas,” an old-time clothing dress-up area styled like a room of the historic Windsor Hotel and “Buffalo Jones, Last of the Plainsmen.”

The museum also includes the Front Door Gallery, where exhibits change frequently, and a gift shop open the same hours as exhibits. The shop carries a variety of items linked to history, culture, Kansas and Garden City, as well as goods created by local artists and artisans.

In addition to switching hours Aug. 11 the museum will be closed Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day. Information is available at 620-272-3664 and office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The museum is located at 403 S. Fourth in Finnup Park.

Summer season tours in the museum’s adjacent William Fulton House, dating to 1884, will continue through Sept. 4 with hours of 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Fulton House tours are supported by the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau for the second consecutive year.