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Coffeyville Historical Society Pushing Forward Despite Outbreak


Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, the Dalton Defenders & Coffeyville History Museum and the Brown Mansion are up and running once again.


Representatives of the Coffeyville Historical Society said they are seeing a steady stream of visitors to the two museums. Both locations were closed for two months as a safety measure to slow the spread of the virus. However, the museum and the mansion are open once again, albeit with the recommendation that visitors wear masks and practice social distancing. The Coffeyville Historical Society also recently received a grant totaling $8,240 from Humanities Kansas, an independent nonprofit out of Topeka. The money will go to covering monthly costs for the months that the museums were closed.


The Historical Society also has plans to paint the south side of the museum building on Death Alley. They will be working with the Field Kindley Art Department to offer the public the opportunity to paint their name or message on a brick. The cost for this venture will be split between the two parties.

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