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Marysville Kicks Off Season With Free Museum Day

Residents And Visitors To Enjoy Free Admission To Three Area Museums

MARYSVILLE, KAN: Imagine yourself next to the gates guarded by cast iron lions that Laura Ingalls Wilder once admired or in the barn where horses slept before heading out on the Pony Express. You don’t have to imagine; you can experience it in Marysville!

The Marysville Museum Alliance and Marysville Convention & Tourism invite residents and visitors to explore local museums on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The special event, deemed Marysville Museum Day, signifies the opening of museum season, which runs from April to October.

From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., visitors can enjoy free admission to the Pony Express Museum, Marshall County Historic Courthouse & Research Library, and the Koester House Museum & Gardens. Visitors can take self- guided tours, view the exhibits and artifacts, and immerse themselves in the history of Marshall County and rural America in the 1700s and 1800s.

“There is something for everyone to see at our museums,” said Jan DeGroot, administrator at the Pony Express Museum and member of the Museum Alliance. “We have exhibits that appeal to those with a passion for history, arts, agriculture and more! Bring your families and friends for a day of exploring the past!”

At the Pony Express Museum, visitors can tour the original stone barn built in 1859, the only home station in the country on its original location, which was recently featured on The Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum”. At the Koester House museum, visitors can view the recent restoration of the dining room and parlor, and explore the beautiful library featuring more than 1,200 books from the late 1800s and early 1900s. At the Historic Courthouse, enjoy 21 exhibit rooms on healthcare, rural schools, early agriculture, and more, as well as a beautiful display of period wedding dresses. Visitors can also enjoy one of the largest quilting displays in the area.

“We are so fortunate these pieces of our history have been preserved,” said Michelle Whitesell, Director of Marysville Convention & Tourism. “I am constantly amazed at the work our museums do in creating educational exhibits and remarkable experiences where you can truly imagine yourself at that specific place, at that moment in time. I hope people take advantage of Museum Day – they won’t be disappointed!”

For more information on Marysville Museum Day, visit www.visitmarysvilleks.org. For information on each of our area museums, visit www.marysvillemuseumsks.org.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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