Big Sandy Museum opens May 30

It is not too early to start thinking about the Big Sandy Pioneer museum according to museum curator Tina Rodewald.

"We always need help during the summer," said Rodewald. "It is the perfect time to think about volunteering some time at the museum."

Not only is the work at the museum interesting but workers meet people from all over the world who want to share stories about when their relatives settled in this part of Montana.

Rodewald said that one of the first activities that will open the museum on Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 30, is the Pioneer breakfast served to anyone who wants to eat breakfast starting at 7am and ending when the parade lines up.

The menu is pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit, orange juice and coffee.

Big Sandy Pioneer Museum memberships will be available at that time as well.

That is the official opening of the museum for the summer. It will continue to be open until September 1.

Rodewald said that the museum is always looking for new antiques and artifacts to display. If you or your family has something they would like to contribute, contact Rodewald. New things on display are always a work in progress.

Matter of fact Rodewald said that the museum is getting things in from the 1950's and even though that period doesn't seem as old as much in the museum, it really is an older time period. It is thought that one day the museum will have a display of memorabilia just from that period of our history.

"I always like to remind teachers this time of year that starting May 1, the museum will be open to special school tours. You can schedule those tours with me," added Rodewald.

A museum can be thought of as a repository of the memories and memorabilia of the past of that country; always changing and always interesting.

See for yourself this summer.

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