City begins work on museum, exhibits

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

The Slaton Museum may seem a bit in disarray.

Clothing on hangers and draped over the clothing stands, class photos stacked on top of each other, kitchen items piled together in displays, all trying to find a home.

But it is all part of the effort to rework the exhibits as the Museum changes to City ownership.

Lynn Nowlin, Commissioner Ward II and Mayor Pro-Tem, said the City Council was made aware early this summer that Becky Ford, who worked there during business hours, were was thinking of retiring. She added the Museum and Antique Mall could not meet their obligations on a month-to-month basis.

“There wasn’t enough resources to pay anyone to keep both open,” said Nowlin.

So the  City took it over. “The City did not originally have the museum under its umbrella. This is the first time the City has taken over the responsibility and operation,” she said.

For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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