Hatteberg's People - Shawn Marie Stover, Cowley Co. Historical Society Museum

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Winfield, Kan. -- All across the state, people who care about history love to display it, talk about it, collect it and learn from it. But preserving communities past is always difficult.

Small museums overseen by historical societies struggle all across the state. In Winfield, my hometown, a dedicated museum board oversees a fascinating cache of local history. But, many residents still haven’t visited, and that’s too bad, because among the history, you’ll meet dedicated people like Shawn Marie Stover the museum’s part time director and only employee.

It’s Winfield’s old Bryant School that instead of holding students is holding a communities history.

Historians would probably agree with Roman philosopher Cicero – He said: "To remain ignorant of things that happened before you were born is to remain a child."

So we celebrate those like Shawn Marie and the volunteers whose enthusiasm for the past would make Cicero proud.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 243267701 - kake.com/a?a=243267701
Gray Television, Inc.