February 6, 2016

Gardner Historical Museum hosts military exhibit kick-off

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com The Gardner Museum and Historical Society will once again host its annual Military Tribute and Exhibit this fall, with a kickoff event to take place Saturday, Sept. 25. Admission is free to both events. The exhibit features artifacts and memorabilia primarily from World War I and World War II. Although many Continue Reading

Cemetery walk set for next weekend

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Although they’ll be strolling through a cemetery, those who attend next weekend’s Cemetery Walk will get to see history come alive. The fourth annual walk, sponsored by the Gardner Museum and Historical Society, will take place Thursday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 18 at the St. Columbia Cemetery, located at Moonlight Continue Reading

Museum displays quilting exhibit during fair

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com If you ever ran into Mildred Steed and chatted with her for a while, it was a safe bet that she would have a needle and thread in her hands and stay busy at work on her latest quilting project. It was usually quite common for Mildred to gab with you Continue Reading

Gardner museum to receive county grant

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners approved partial grant funding for a project at The Gardner Historic Museum. The museum will receive $20,000 to do work on the building’s foundation. The Gardner Historic Museum is housed in a Folk Victorian house, built  in 1893, at 204 W. Main St. in Gardner. Museum officials requested Continue Reading

Ice cream social set for this weekend

Ice cream social and square dance 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., July 3 The Gardner Historical Museum is hosting a square dance and Ice Cream Social from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., July 3.  There will be a square dance demo with a live caller and information regarding lessons starting September at the Grange Hall. Continue Reading

Dresses on display at historical museum’s second annual bridal exhibit this month

Mica Marriott mmariott@gardnernews.com More than any other month of the year, June has always been the most popular month to get married. In true fashion, the Gardner Historical Museum has chosen this month to display its bridal exhibit. The exhibit consists of wedding dresses donated for display by local residents. The oldest dress dates back Continue Reading

Walking tour takes off during Festival

Veronica Mullin Special to the Gardner News Gardner’s past is rich with historical events that many residents aren’t aware of, according to Mica Marriott. Marriott, who also works for The Gardner News, was in charge of planning the Gardner Historic Downtown Walking Tour as part of the Festival on the Trails. The tour, sponsored by Continue Reading