What am I proud about? My little town named Olney. Why am I proud of my community? Because the way the people of Olney have pulled together to help support one another in this time of crisis.
Pan Atlantic foreign exchange students and host families had a welcome party, Sept. 8, 2019, at the Refuge in Olney, Texas.
“School Days” Docent School.? The docents reminisce about school days while interacting with the exhibit props. Do you have school memories to share? Were you or your parents teachers or students from yesteryear? Stop by to see the original diploma of the 1916 graduating class of OHS.
“Olney’s Volunteer Fire Department” exhibit contains artifacts that remind us of the volunteers who risk their lives for our safety. The Olney Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1912. Share your fire memorabilia with OHM via donation or loan.
“A Night at the Movies”
The movie exhibit features artifacts from our very own theater. Do you remember the Westex Theatre ? It was the ultimate hang out in the 1970s. Most of the artifacts were donated by the Lunsford family. Stroll down memory lane while viewing the items in the shadowbox on the wall behind the original theater seats. What theater artifacts do you have in your storage? Original tickets, photos or any other item will be welcomed for consideration.
“Military” This exhibit is in honor of those who serve and protect our freedoms. On display is a Ranger uniform. Please share your military artifacts from all branches of service. Consider donating items in honor of Olney’s veterans.
“Telephones of the Past” Younger patrons find it hard to imagine a world without tech-savvy mobile phones. However, the historical telephones that are on exhibit at the museum remind us about the convenience and excitement of communicating across the distance to loved ones who were a phone call away. Do you have old telephones or equipment you’d like to share to help us expand this exhibit?
The fashions of the past is an exhibit that was created for the fashionistas of Olney, many who adore vintage pieces worn by women in Olney. Currently on display is a 1947 wedding dress that was donated by Neva McClatchy. Also on display is a dress from 1931. There are clothing patterns and a sewing box on display, too. We would love to see the fashionable items hiding in your parents’ or grandparents’ closets.
“Farm Life” You can’t leave OHM without saying hello to our resident cow, Moolatte. This farm exhibit is a nod to the hardworking farmers who bring our food from the farm to the market. Children will enjoy milking the cow and churning butter. Stop by for a visit to live the simple life; at least for a moment. Please share farm-life artifacts, please lend or donate.
COMING SOON: A WALK THROUGH THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
The docents at Olney Heritage Museum are excited about hosting a day at the museum.
The Hotter ‘N Hell Hundred is a bicycle event that covers 100 miles in Wichita Falls, Texas during the hottest month of the year, August. It is four days of