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Museum-opener set

Historical society clears duplicate items; offers them for sale to public

— The Okanogan County Historical Museum, 1410 N. Second Ave., will open for the season Saturday and will offer visitors an opportunity to own a piece of history.

The doors open at 10 a.m.

Volunteers are clearing duplicate items out of the back rooms and will offer them for sale.

The items are duplicates of those already on display in the museum.

The housecleaning will allow for more space for different acquisitions.

Items include such collectibles as antique typewriters and adding machines, which volunteers say would be great for office displays; bottles of all sizes, shapes and colors, and decorative plates; cameras; books; birdcages; Avon Albee Award figurines from 1981 to 2000, and other items.

A Seeburg 100 Select-o-matic jukebox also will be offered. It does not work, but possibly could be fixed.

“This will be a treasure trove for collecting and gift giving,” museum officials said.

Among the new displays is one room devoted to the little black dress through the years, accessorized by the addition of numerous hats of varied years and styles.

An art show and sale by local artist Julie Autry will also be featured.

Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from through the Labor Day weekend.

The historical society’s other museums – Shafer in Winthrop and Molson School/Old Molson – also will open for the season Saturday. Their hours also are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In Ferry County, the Ansorge Hotel Museum, at the intersection of River Street and Railroad Avenue in Curlew, will give tours from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday as it opens for the season.

Regular hours are noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

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