Monday, August 2, 2010

Klamath County Museum

Klamath County Museum
1451 Main Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon, 97601


The Klamath County Museum has a very good World War II exhibit in this building, so when our group of five decided to put together an exhibit for Gail G. Sigford and her WASP years, the museum was a great "fit" for our project.    The museum staff, Todd Kepple, Museum Manager; Lynn Jeche, Curator; and  voluteer Dave Mattos ( with a special interest in World War II), were not only very encouraging, but provided our group with lots of support.

The current building was originally built in 1935 as the Klamath Country Armory.   In 1968, the museum moved into this art-deco building and now features exhibits on natural history and human history, as well as housing its large collection of historic photos and public records.

Over the last decade, I have had the opportunity to use a number of the resources kept by the museum.  In addition, the museum itself offers an array of memories for those of us who have known it as the Armory, a venue for concerts such as Johnny Cash (I remember the day of this concert - November 28, 1957), and as an ever increasing source of history and memories of Klamath County and its people.

If you are ever in Oregon and visiting Klamath Falls, stop by the Klamath County Museum.  You will be glad you took the time to  immerse yourself in the history of the area and its people.


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