Archive for Saturday, May 1, 1999


May 1, 1999


Clinton Lake Museum

opens this weekend

The Clinton Lake Museum opens its 1999 season Saturday with a look at the history of churches in the area.

The museum will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays starting this weekend.

"We're featuring all of the churches that are here now and some that are extinct," said museum director Martha Parker.

Bibles, hymnals, pulpit and chairs from the Twin Mound Methodist Church that burned down in the mid-1980s will be on display.

Also on Saturday, a gun collector will portray Sgt. Robert Nickolson, the ordnance sergeant at Fort Larned from 1866 to 1878. The presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Clinton Township Hall.

In addition to the religion exhibit, "Clinton Lake Communities: The First 20 Years, 1854-1874" will remain on display, along with a permanent display on the Underground Railroad and American Indian artifacts uncovered during the excavation of the lake.

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