Dickinson County Historical Society has certainly had a busy time this summer. Every summer, we try to offer our visitors and members a variety of educational and fun programs.
We kicked off June with our annual youth day camp, Pioneer Camp. This proved to be a fantastic two weeks, involving many young kids in history in a real life way. If you would like to see photos showing some of the activities these kids do, be sure to check out our Facebook page.
The Jeffcoat Photography Studio Museum continued their Abilene in the Fifties exhibit throughout the summer, showing visitors views of the 1951 flood, President Eisenhower's visits to his hometown, and several other interesting views of the 1950s.
Our Memories of the Prairie lecture series was a great success this year, with several of our membership coming to our programs every Saturday. This series culminated with our Annual Ice Cream Social and a public screening of our new short documentary film C.L. Brown and Kansas Independent Telephony. If you are interested in showing this film at a local club meeting or in the school classroom, please let us know. We would love to share this film with as many people as possible.
Overall, it was a fantastic summer for the Dickinson County Historical Society. We believe that sharing our county's history through public events is of paramount importance. To help support future events from our society, we welcome donations to help keep our current programs running, and to allow for the creation of new and exciting programming.