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Museum Comes to Life June 7

By Staff | May 29, 2015

Children can experience what school was like in the “olden days” during Museum Comes Alive! June 7 at Prairie Village Museum in Rugby.

Costumed interpreters will bring Prairie Village Museum to life from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 7, in Rugby.

The museum, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, includes 23 historic buildings arranged around a village square that are furnished as they might have been at the turn of the century.

“We’ll have people in costume throughout the village, from the train depot to the church, from the blacksmith shop to the law office,” said event organizer Pat Bye.

Village “residents” will share stories about how people went about their lives in area businesses, homes and schools in the late 1880s and early 20th century. Visitors will also have an opportunity to view the photography exhibit Ghosts of Hope on display in the museum’s new gallery space, explore the museum’s six exhibition halls, and climb aboard the museum’s Great Northern caboose.

Friends of the Museum will have burgers, hot dogs, chips, lemonade and coffee available for sale from noon until gone. Picnic tables will be set up throughout the museum grounds.

Regular museum hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon until 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information on these or other events, visit prairievillagemuseum.com, call 701-776-6414 or email prairievillagemuseum@gmail.com.

Museum Comes Alive! is supported in part by the Friends of the Museum, the Pierce County Endowment Fund, and the Rugby Convention and Visitors’ Bureau.

– Prairie Village Museum

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