August 30, 2015

Gardner Historical Museum hosts military exhibit kick-off

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.

Members of

Cemetery walk set for next weekend

Corbin H. Crable

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

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

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.

A Gardner Historical Museum volunteer leads patrons through the

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

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 …