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Museum Day 2011

STEARNS, Ky. (Aug. 31, 2011) - The McCreary County Museum will participate in Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, where museums across the country will open for free to those possessing a Museum Day Ticket. The museum will be open for free on Sept. 24 to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket. Visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday to register.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. One Smithsonian Museum Day ticket is allowed per household for up to two people. At the museum, a Museum Day ticket includes entrance to the Museum and a regularly scheduled museum program titled: Scrip; The Coal Miner’s Credit card at 1:00 pm. A program brought to you by the McCreary County Museum and the National Park Service.  Park Ranger Lynn Thornton will share if the coal miner really owed his soul to the company store… Several pieces of scrip from all over McCreary County will be on display including the Stearns Coal and Lumber Company pieces.  Additional information on the National Park Service Scrip Program can also be found at http://www.nps.gov/biso/index.htm.

“Several museums across the state are participating in this annual event and we would like as many McCreary Countians to take advantage of this opportunity that can” said Executive Director, Amy Combs.  To learn more about this and other events at the Museum, like us on Facebook, visit www.mccrearymuseum.com or call 606.376.5730. For more information about Smithsonian Museum Day, visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 September 2011 19:27

Special Christmas

The Museum would like to request Christmas photos from McCreary County Families from the past for a special Christmas Exhibit. If you have any old Christmas photos please send us a copy with a small story of a fond Christmas memory and your family could be featured in this special exhibit.


Inside view of Store 1 at Christmas time. Besides jewelry, cosmetics and other personal items, the main floor merchandise included all types of clothing, household linens and window treatments. Furniture and home accessories as well as hardware were sold downstairs. All the merchandise tended to be of the best quality available at the time.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 July 2011 23:32

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