December 21, 2014

Historical museum to host book signing

The Gardner Historical Museum will host a book reading and signing by the author

The Man in the Fedora

The Man in the Fedora

of “The Man in the Fedora.” Written by Katharine Reece Curry, the book was written using notes from Dr. A.S. Reece.  …

Author to discuss Jefferson’s mistress at Gardner museum

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Local author, Norm Ledgin will speak about his most recent book, “Sally of Monticello: Founding Mother,” at the Gardner Historical Museum on Saturday, May 11.
The book concerns the relationship of Thomas …

Gardner museum to offer historic homes tour

The Gardner Historical Museum is decorated for Christmas. Submitted photo

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
The Gardner Historical Museum is hosting its first annual Christmas Homes Tour on Saturday, Dec.1, 2012. The tour of five vintage homes is …

Gardner museum receives $3,000 Heritage grant for walking history

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Gardner Historical Museum was one of a handful of historical organizations in Johnson County to receive a slice of the Johnson County Heritage Trust fund pie for 2012, Johnson County Commissioners were told Aug. 16.
Eleven …

Museum to dedicate new ramp

Freeman Matthews of Pro Deck and Design works to build a ramp into the Bray House at the Gardner Historical Museum on June 23. The Bray House is now wheelchair accessible. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
When …

Eagle Scout candidate working to improve museum grounds

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Victorian home that houses the Gardner Historical Museum will soon be even more historically accurate.
Jake Drury, 17,  is decorating the grounds with period-correct landscaping as an Eagle Scout project.
“The project is important to me …

Reece Hospital connections sought for new book

Katharine Reece Curry, daughter of Dr. A.S. Reece, founder of the Reece Hospital in Gardner, will host interviews in Gardner next week for a history book she is writing.
Curry would like to interview anyone who has a connection to …

Gardner Historical Museum to host ‘John Brown’

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Gardner Historical Museum is kicking off  its annual Military Tribute and Exhibit starting from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct 29 at the museum, 204 W. Main St.
The exhibit will continue to run through …

Military exibit

Staff photos by Mark Taylor

 The Gardner Historical Museum is displaying its annual Military exhibit. The exhibit features memorabilia, books and uniforms from local soldiers.

Historical museum purchases slice of American suburban history

Mica Marriott
mmarriott@gardnernews.com

The Gardner Historical Museum is excited to share its newest acquisition with the community, the museum recently purchased what they call, “The Bray House,” which is located directly to the north of their current facility.

After the …