Another year has come and gone. It has been a good year with several changes made in the displays.

The total number of visitors was less than 2007, but there were some very special groups.

Among these were the Junior Girl Scouts #4931. The leaders were Rhonda Cox and Heather Turnbough.

The Cub Scout Pack #75 with Cub Master Phil Bass were among the visitors.

Other groups were the Summer Recreational Program from Columbus, the Senior Citizens Village Club from Baxter Springs, Merry Hearts Club, the Lonzo and Edith Hale family reunion, the CUHS Family, Career, Community Leaders of America, a motor scooter club from several cities in Kansas and the Highland second grade.

Among our other visitors were people who were brick collectors , two ladies traveling Route 66 that stopped in to see the ball of string and several of the visitors that used to live here and supplied information on some of the artifacts in the museum.

Eva Bowman and Polly Skahan passed away this year. Eva was an active member of the museum for several years in the early years of the museum when it was at the fair grounds. She was also a member of the longest running annual class reunion.

Polly was a life member of the museum, a past president of the board and was a big part of the new home of the museum. Both ladies coontributed a lot to the museum down through the years.

The museum had 510 total visitors including 123 men, 171 women, 120 boys, 96 girls.

Visitors from Cherokee County numbered 362, the State of Kansas 57 and 91 visitors from the rest of the USA.

There were no visitors from outside the USA this year.