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Honoring Our Troops

Quilts of Valor, military uniforms on display

Shannon Royer, Otis, is shown with one of the Quilts of Valor on display at the Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village. Also pictured is a World War I uniform worn by 1st Sgt. Owen R. Bushnell. The quilts and uniforms from the museum’s collection are up for Memorial Day and will be...

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     The Barton County Historical Museum and Village is honoring men and women in the armed forces this summer with free admission, and by displaying historic military uniforms and modern heirloom Quilts of Valor created especially for combat veterans.
     Executive Director Beverly Komarek said the museum, located just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281, is normally closed on Mondays, but it will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Memorial Day to give more people a chance to view the latest exhibit. Regular summer hours of operation are 10 a.m. to ...


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