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Saturday, March 2, 2013

May Museum Tour

Jeff Kappeler, Director May Museum
Linda Klabunde, Archivist Bennington Hist. Soc. 
Linda lined up a marvelous tour for the Bennington Historical Society this weekend.  We had a personal tour by Jeff Kappeler, Director of the May Museum which is located in Fremont, Nebraska.  

The May Museum is a beautiful home built by Fremont's first Mayor, Theron Nye in 1874.  In 1901 it became the home of Mr. Nye's son Ray who remodeled the interior.  The museum is administered by the Dodge County Historical Society.

Mr.  Kappeler gave our group a seminar on museum and conservation techniques and principles.  We discussed the need and responsibility of accurate record keeping and storage of archived material.  It was a very informative presentation.   

We then were give a tour of the facility.   The woodwork, furnishings, stained glass and antiques are simply a must see.  The house has been beautifully preserved and the hardwood interior furnishings are stunning.  

The Museum develops and offers specialized displays, tours, photo opportunities and use of their facility by groups.  When you get a chance, take the time to go see this marvelous facility.      
May Museum Tour:  (l-r) Jeff, Lyle, Linda, Julie, Dee, Gordon, Linda, Diane, Ginger, Jan.
THANKS Jeff for a wonderful and informative time.

May Museum,  1643 Nye Avenue, Fremont, NE  68025

1 comment:

  1. I would like to visit again the museum tour we met awesome and gentile people, it was a unforgettable moment