Monthly Archives: June 2015

Come See Our Little Museum

When I first moved to town one of the first places I checked out was the Museum. That helps you understand why the place you’ve found yourself in is the way it is. Plus I was looking for work and they were looking for someone … I got the job.

For the next 3 years, until it closed for a while, I worked there. And I found out that the best part of the position was touring the visitors through and telling them the tales and facts and making it come to life just a little bit.

The Museum and the City got in a fight and for a while they had no home and I had no job. But it has worked out well in the long run – the Museum found a new home in a historic site that needed a tenant that would honor its heritage and be proper stewards. And it happened to be a school which is appropriate to its function of educating the world about the history of the area.

And occasionally they will ask (or I will volunteer) to take a group on a tour through the museum. Like I’m going to take you right now. Okay, this tour is quite a bit shorter and bereft of most of the stores BUT it’s meant to be a bit of a teaser to get you to visit 🙂 And below that is a bit of history – a visit to the no longer there museum when it was still downtown. (the 360 degree video might be best viewed with Google Chrome)

And this is a small window into the past … a place that no longer exists.

Around the Customs Cabin in the Round

I have acquired new technology – a little camera that shoots 360 degree video. And YouTube supports that now … so if you are using Google Chrome as your browser watch the first video. Otherwise watch the second one.

Anyway, I’m going to try taking you on little visits to local spots of tourism interest … this is the first one.

Behind our venerable old Court House (now gallery 2, the art gallery) is a small log building. It used to be the Customs Cabin for visitors from the USA over a hundred years ago.

UPDATE: A plug-in on this site was breaking the 360 degree video playback functionality … it is fixed / bypassed and 360 degree viewing should be possible. As long as you are using Google’s Chrome web browser as of June 2015.

And for those not using Chrome: