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Over 5,000 people have visited Johnson County museum

December 13, 2018 GMT

The Johnson County Historical Society Museum announced that more than 5,000 individuals have visited the museum, according to a recent press release.

The museum held its grand opening on Aug. 11, 2015, with the unveiling of the east-side lower level of the renovated Cornerstone Building at Third and Clay streets in Tecumseh.

Since that date, the museum has expanded to occupy both levels of the building and “has enjoyed tremendous success and support,” the release read. As the fourth season comes to a close, the museum announced that more than 5,000 individuals have visited the museum.

“The interest and support for our museum is one of the most gratifying experiences ever,” said Sarah Williamson, president of the Johnson County Historical Society. “The fact that over 5,000 have signed our guest register is beyond anyone’s expectations.”

The “Monday Night at the Museum,” series has been “very informative and interesting,” the release continued. Guest speakers have covered a wide variety of topics relating to the history of Johnson County.

The museum has been featured on two television productions and was selected as a member of the Nebraska Passport program.

“Although the museum cannot be credited for creating the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse, it can be recognized for bringing spectators from across the country and internationally to view the once in a lifetime event at the Johnson County Central football field,” the release read.

“Our volunteers and supporters have created an atmosphere that allows the museum to make magnificent progress, Williamson said. “We continue with the enthusiasm and commitment that we had on the first day. We will have more to offer in 2019 as we progress with our Agriculture and Transportation Building. We are also in the planning stages to present surprise events. Words cannot express our gratitude to the wonderful people of Johnson County and its extended family.”