A visit to the Morton County Historical Museum is an exploration in history.
As you enter the museum, you will note the beautiful paintings around the room, depicting the history of Morton County. All are painted by local artists, reflecting pride in sturdy pioneer ancestors.
Walking through the museum, your imagination will allow you to relive Coronado\'s quest as he crosses the prairie; to experience the Indian\'s life as he follows the herds of buffalo. The Santa Fe Trail becomes a reality in your mind, and you can plainly visualize the freight wagons lead by William Becknell, as they hurry towards Middle Springs, just below Point of Rocks, for the only available water after leaving Wagon Bed Springs on the Cimarron Cut-Off.
You relive these events in history as you tour the various rooms of the pioneer home, the early businesses; look at the covered wagon hooked up to life-size horses; go down into the half dugout that is renewed memories for many visitors; and walk into the 14\' teepee with Indian artifacts of the \"Native Americans\". Antique tractors, cars, toys ... there is something for everyone.
The Museum was established in 1987, and though the people of Morton County are the true history makers, staff and volunteers are extremely proud of their accomplishments to preserve and conserve the past.
The museum is a tribute to those who live ... and a memorial to those who have passed on.
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