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Belton Museum Needs "Country" Items for New Exhibit

The Belton Area Museum wants your vintage custom/antique items for a new exhibit, "A Little Bit Country."

For the upcoming exhibit, needed artifacts include: a wagon, buggy, mule collars, saddles, chicken coop, rabbit hutch, bee hive, small farm equipment and implements, hit-or-miss engine, water pump, quilts, baskets, wooden ladder, old carpentry tools,  outhouse (clean, of course), blacksmithing items, photographs of country scenes, and musical instruments used by country music players.

Those interested in sharing vintage or antique items for the exhibit can bring them to the museum March 21-22, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., March 23, 10 a.m.-noon., or March 27, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The museum is closed Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. To arrange a pick up of items, call 338-7400.

The opening celebration for the exhibit is set for March 31, from 3–5 p.m. 

Country also means "Grandma's kitchen," so vintage pyrex dishes and bowls, a pie safe, rolling pin, biscuit cutter, aprons, recipes and cookbooks, and kitchen decor are needed.  John Deere toys and vintage toy tractors, rodeo ribbons and connected artifacts, FFA or 4H ribbons, badges and photos are also sought for the exhibit. 

“Maybe we haven't thought about something that comes to your mind when you think ‘country,’ so please bring those items you think

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