Dillon’s treasure

 

To the editor,

 

Dillon, when was the last time you took visitors to our hometown museum? When was the last time you yourself explored our museum? The exhibits are not static; new displays and new arrangements are presented periodically, and the lovely quilt on the wall is turned every so often so as not to fade. 

The museum complex includes the original building and the Torrey Lodge addition; the Argenta schoolhouse; a sheepherder’s wagon; a one-room log cabin, with its outdoor privy; and the OSL/UP railroad depot building, which houses the Dennis Jones bird collection, a train station exhibit, a Lewis and Clark diorama and the Old Depot Theatre. Programs are held in the Depot Theatre throughout the year. The Whitworth House houses the research center where volunteers help researchers find the resources that may have the golden nugget of information for which they’ve been looking. 

The museum’s collections are being entered into an electronic catalog; this includes artifacts, the archives collection, the maps, the books, family files, subject files and the extensive photo collection. We can be proud of Beaverhead County Museum’s collections and the care being given to them. Go on down, get reacquainted with the treasure that is in our own backyard.

 

Michele Stephen-Hassard

Dillon