The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Filling it up

Everly Heritage Museum has hundreds of unique items already

 

January 28, 2021

NICK PEDLEY/SENTINEL-NEWS

VerDon Schmidt and Connie Goeken compare the original portrait of the 1966 state champion girls' basketball team and the restored version at the Everly Heritage Museum.

Visitors to Everly's first-ever community museum will be treated to a blast from the past once doors open this summer.

The archive is filled to the brim with Everly-centric relics dating back to the town's start. Though Cattlefeeder keepsakes comprise the most notable displays, other items from businesses both past and present, as well as military memorabilia, line the walls.

"It's been really fun when people bring things in to donate," said Connie Goeken, one of the museum's steering committee members. "You get to hear their stories, and people are happy we're preserving the town's history...



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