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Gove history hits 45 years

7/15/2013

By GAYLE WEBER

By GAYLE WEBER

gweber@dailynews.net

GOVE -- History comes in many forms in Gove County Historical Association's museum. To celebrate the association's 45th anniversary, the public is invited to an open house to view that history, which fills nearly every room of the former Gove Rural High School.

The open house will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 505 Washington, in Gove.

"We don't have to keep things in storage," said Cristy Tuttle, vice president of the board of directors. "We have a lot of room to keep it out."

The former school's rooms have been converted to historic themed rooms, including a post office, pioneer kitchen, grocery store, parlor and school. The museum has collected artifacts from across Gove County and continues to accept donations.

"We've been here a long time," Tuttle said, noting the significance of the association reaching its 45th anniversary. "Every time I turn around, there's someone that has a connection to Gove County or to Gove."

Sunday's open house will show off recent renovations to the building, including making it handicap accessible, Tuttle said.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays by appointment. To schedule a tour, call curator Marcia Roemer at (785) 938-2385.