LARNED — The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum will have two special exhibits on display for visitors during the 15th Annual Santa Fe Trail Tired Iron Show Saturday and Sunday.
• The first exhibit is a collection of car license tags and hood ornaments on loan to the museum by Loyd Pickering of Kinsley. Pickering’s collection includes tags from all 105 Kansas counties, 50 U.S. States and even some foreign countries.
Pickering got hooked on collecting license tags because of a favorite childhood travel game — seeing how many tags he and his brothers could spot while their parents drove the family car on vacations. Pickering’s collection will be on display in the Dale and Melba Woods Automobile Museum.
• The second exhibit is comprised of a recent donation by Robert Lewis of Santa Fe Railroad china, flatware, glasses, menus and other memorabilia related to the famous railroad company. Included in the collection are six complete dinner settings, each with a different pattern.
Lewis, who lives in Lawrence, began collecting these items for the museum around 15 years ago and was finally able to acquire the last coffee cup earlier this year.
Lewis’ interest in Santa Fe Railroad items began after his sister-in-law, Margaret (Hewson) Smith gave his sons a model railroad for Christmas one year. The Santa Fe Railroad exhibit will be on display in the lobby of the museum.
For information, please call 620-285-2054 or email email@example.com. The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum is two miles west of Larned on K-156.