Museum readies for season

       The Prairie County Museum and Cameron Gallery have begun their summer season hours, according to museum board member Carol Larsen. 

Open hours for the museum and gallery include Monday through Friday, excluding Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday hours are from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Tuesday is the only day of the week the museum is closed during the summer. Visitors who want to tour the museum grounds can call posted numbers during off-hours.
The museum is also taking part in a new program called the MonDak Region Historical and Cultural Passport. The program is designed to encourage visitors to tour area museums. 
Free passport booklets are handed out to visitors at any one of the participating museums and cultural centers. Once a tour of the complex has been completed visitors can have their passport stamped. After touring six of the 10 participating sites, passport holders can mail their passports in for prize winnings. 
Visitors have until December 31, 2009 to complete their passports. Drawing for prizes will occur early next year. 
Other participating sites include: Fort Buford State Historic Site and the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, Williston, N.D.; MonDak Heritage Center, Sidney; James Memorial Art Center, Williston, N.D.; The Long X Trading Post National Historic Site, Williston, N.D.; Glendive Frontier Gateway Museum, Glendive; Lewis and Clark Trail Museum, Alexander, N.D.; Buffalo Trails Museum, Epping, N.D.; Culbertson Museum, Culbertson.
Last year five winners were announced. Prizes included artwork, books and local crafts. 

Published June 10, 2009

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