Movie at
the museum

Please join us under the trees & stars for:
ma & pa kettle

Saturday, July 9, 2022

come at 8PM; movie starts at dark (9-ish)

Bring a lawn chair, snacks & enjoy the fun


Per Douglas County COVID guidelines, masks are not required inside the museum but are recommended for unvaccinated visitors.

now through September 2022
Saturdays & Sundays, 1-5PM

For an appointment during other hours, please call the museum's reception desk at 785-783-4420 and leave a message to visit or research. If you need a more immediate response, feel free to call Vice President Saundra Hiller directly at 620-654-6143.

1949 American Comedy Film: "Ma and Pa Kettle" 
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Gather at 8PM; Movie starts at dark (approx. 9PM)

Bring your lawn chair, drinks and snacks and enjoy a nostalgic movie under the trees and stars on the museum grounds! This classic, "Ma and Pa Kettle," was the first movie for the Kettles' characters after playing supporting roles in the 1947 film, "The Egg and I."  You'll thoroughly enjoy the adventures as the Kettles go from a broken-down ramshackle farmhouse to a new "house-of-the-future" which Pa surprisingly won in a slogan contest.

FREE to everyone. There will be movie snacks and drinks available to purchase.

In case of inclimate weather, the event will be relocated to the Clinton Presbyterian Church.

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with Marian Barrett Vassar
Saturday, July 23, 2022
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Please join us for what will be a delightful storytelling hour with Marian Barrett Vassar, who will share her childhood memories about growing up in Richland. She has wonderful recollections of her family (the Barretts and the Musicks), her friends, her neighbors and what Richland meant to her. Her memories will transport you to a simpler time in history while capturing your heart!

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Featured Exhibit
Now open with updated displays and stories

Experience what was Richland in the museum's main exhibit hall. You'll get a glimpse into how it felt to stand in the middle of main street flanked by murals depicting the north and south side of this one block long main street. Relics, replicas and stories will give you a taste of days gone by of the rural, simple town life in middle America.