Museum Notes 7-08-2020

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Well, I have to say that this 4th of July is one for the history books, but not necessarily one I want to remember. Normally, the 4th of July is one of our busiest days and we would have had well over a 150 visitors. This year, we had 2 visitors. Just 2. As I closed the museum early and drove through town, I saw very little happening. It is a depressing state of this year’s public health quagmire. On one hand, it appears that people are staying home to avoid exposure to COVID-19, and that’s good. But on the other hand, small businesses, for-profits and non-profits, are suffering, and that’s bad. All I can say is that I sure hope this virus goes away soon.

But not all is doom and gloom at the River Valley Pioneer Museum. We have had an overwhelming positive response to our most recent video about the organization of Hemphill County and Canadian, and the annual festivities on the 4th of July to celebrate it. As I write this article, our video has been shared 91 times, viewed by 1,906 people, and reached 11,950 people. That’s wonderful! We are also excited to announce that Tammie Schaef Pollard is the winner of our raffle quilt! Congratulations Tammie! We want to thank everyone who purchased raffle tickets and made this fundraiser a success!


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