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Heritage Center and Jeffcoat Museum to Close for the Holidays

Vern Stroda

Vern Stroda. Photograph from the Jeffcoat Photography Studio Museum collection.



The Dickinson County Heritage Center and Jeffcoat Photography Studio Museum will be closed for the holidays, December 20 through January 1, giving our staff time to celebrate this festive season.

The Heritage Center will reopen on January 2 for normal business, while the Jeffcoat Museum will be open Mondays and Tuesdays starting January 7, and open by appointment all other days.

“C.L. Brown and Kansas Independent Telephony” Now on YouTube

Back in July, the Dickinson County Historical Society premiered the short documentary film,C.L. Brown and Kansas Independent Telephony.  The film highlights the life of C.L. Brown, a utilities entrepreneur and humanitarian who gave back to the Kansas public in fantastic ways during his life.  Today, the independent telecommunications companies continue this tradition set forth by Brown, by giving to their communities as well.  Several images featured in the short film were taken by the Jeffcoat Photography Studio.

Principal funding for this program is provided by the Kansas Humanities Council, a nonprofit cultural organization promoting understanding of the history, traditions, and ideas that shape our lives and build community.

C.L. Brown and Kansas Independent Telephony can be viewed below: