Area youth helping Osage County Historical Society Museum

Kathryn SwanJ-C Correspondent
Area youth helping Osage County Historical Society Museum

The Osage County Historical Society Museum is benefiting from the addition of two summer interns. Todd Figgeroa and Josh Toon began working at the museum three weeks ago as part of a summer work force program.

“Todd will be a Junior at Pawhuska High School this fall,” said OCHS President Shirley Roberts. “Josh will be a Sophomore. Both young men are helping us keep the Museum in tip-top shape.”

Museum Gift Shop Manager Mary K. Warren added, “It is a delight to introduce these young men to the wonders of the museum. They are quickly embracing our area’s rich history and using their talents to help us with daily maintenance, filing, typing and a myriad of activities associated with running a museum. They are being trained to do tours and are learning the delicate art of removing soot from smoke-damaged photos. They also emptied the school house in preparation for the YouthWorks to paint the interior.”

The public is invited to stop by the beautifully renovated museum and meet Todd and Josh.

“We are receiving rave reviews about our expanded and updated exhibits,” continued Warren. “In addition, our gift shop and book store are brimming with a wide variety of affordable souvenirs, jewelry and books, including rare, out-of-print books about Osage County.”

The Osage County Historical Museum is located at 700 Lynn Avenue and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 918-287-9119.