Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Museum will waive admission fees during “Free Museum Week” next week.
The museum at 1451 Main St. will also offer extended hours, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, April 29 to May 3.
“We want to give everyone in the community a chance to see our museums regardless of their ability to pay an admission fee,” said museum manager Todd Kepple. “We have enjoyed tremendous support from the community, and so it’s a pleasure to waive the fee for a few days.”
A variety of special activities are planned during the week. The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, April 30 – Back-room tours of the museum, including views of the research library, newspaper archives, court records, map cabinets and storage rooms, 4 to 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 1 – “Show and Tell with Objects,” with one session for children at 4 p.m. and grown-ups at 5 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own old objects for discussion with museum staff.
Thursday, May 1 – A repeat presentation of “South Sixth Street – From Wagon Road to Thoroughfare” will be offered at 7 p.m.
Friday, May 2 – Rides in a wagon pulled by a team of horses, 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 3 – Antique engine and tractor show, provided by Branch 21 of the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association, also known as the Hildebrand Threshers.
Free “mini-tours” will also be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Baldwin Hotel Museum, 31 Main St., and the Fort Klamath Museum on Highway 62..