Visitors to the museum will recall that we've had a General Store exhibit for some time, but it was in a different location than where the new Store will be. The old location will become the Council Saddle Shop. Howard Council, a great friend of the museum, died in November 2014. We'd hoped he'd be able to see the permanent exhibit--after the renovation--modeled on his shop, but that did not happen. Still, thousands of museum visitors each year will get to learn more about one of Lawton's most notable figures.
When we began planning the renovation in earnest a year-and-a-half ago, we realized the former General Store bears a striking resemblance to Howard's actual shop. A little more work and a lot of set dressing (you can see the space is vacant now), and maybe visitors will get an idea of what it was like to walk into Howard's store.
From time to time, we'll post info here about what's going on at the museum.