No admission charged.
There were several visitors from Crown Point and they were all loud in their praise of the exhibit and expressed themselves that it was much larger and better than they had expected to see.
When the museum was thrown open to the public one year ago, there were 75 visitors on that day, so that the attendance at the anniversary was just double, which is a substantial gain. During the year there has [been] about 1650 visitors registered and among them we notice names of people from all over the country, many of them being as far away as California.
There are over 400 exhibits at the museum and among them are many things that the younger generation would not know what they were unless they referred to the card attached to the exhibit.
It has been no easy task to assemble the exhibits, provide show cases to place them in and get them properly placed on the walls and on tables, so that they can be easily seen and find out what they are and who donated them. P.M. McNay, Mrs. Hattie McNay and Miss Madge Lynch have been untiring in their labors to make the museum a success and they surely have done so, and they are entitled to a great deal of credit for the most excellent job they have done. The sponsors received many words of praise from the visitors and they all expressed the hope that the good work would be carried on.
Evidently these bills were paid out of their own pockets and many times the money received from the County Treasurer was not enough to balance the claims, so the Trustee had to carry it over until the next draw.
If the dog tax receipts were not enough to cover the claims for sheep killed, the claims were prorated.
It is quite interesting to read the claims for work, supplies, etc; also, to note amounts drawn from the County Treasurer in settlements.
The book can be seen at the Museum, if interested.
Go to Lowell Museum, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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