April 21, 2014

Gardner Historical Museum hosts military exhibit kick-off

Members of the Bombshell Bettys pose at an event at the Gardner Historical Museum last year. They’ll also be in attendance at the museum’s event this weekend.  File photo

Corbin H. Crable

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 …

Cemetery walk set for next weekend

An actor protrays former-Gardner Dr. A.S. Reece during a cemetery walk last year. During his lifetime, Reece opened a hospital in Gardner. He died in 1986. This year, Gardner Historical Museum’s Cemetery Walk will take place in the St. Columbia Cemetery. Submitted photo

Corbin H. Crable

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 …

Museum displays quilting exhibit during fair

Corbin H. Crable

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 …

Gardner museum to receive county grant

A Gardner Historical Museum volunteer leads patrons through the Gardner Cemetery during a Cemetery Walk. File Photo

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 …

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 …

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

Gardner resident Eileen Hertzler’s wedding dress is one of several on display at the Gardner Historical Museum’s second annual bridal exhibit this month. Hertzler and her husband, Neil, were married Aug. 12, 1961. Staff photo by Mica Marriott

Mica Marriott
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 …

Walking tour takes off during Festival

Festival and Gardner Historial Museum volunteers man a table on the corner of Elm and Main streets as a walking tour is conducted during the 2007 Festival on the Trails. File photo

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 …