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Artifacts come to light at historical society

New building creates for space for exhibits

Shown in front of the new Bushnell Building at the Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village are, from left: Darrell Rexwinkle, maintenance supervisor for the museum; Robert Parrish with the Historical Society; and Christy Tustin, executive director of the Golden Belt Community Foundati...

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The newest building at the Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village won’t be open to the public, but it makes room for more artifacts to be seen by visitors, Museum Director Beverly Komarek said.
The 24-by-40 metal building, named the Bushnell Building in honor of former Great Bend residents Barbara and Owen Bushnell, was completed without fanfare earlier this summer. It provides some much needed storage space for mowers and other maintenance equipment, as well items not normally on display. Much of what’s going into the building is being moved from the Blacksmith Shop. That, in turn ...

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