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The Pioneer-Krier Museum was established when the Clark County Historical Society was organized in 1939 with the demand for the construction of a building that will house the artifacts that the society was holding. These first collections were first stored in the old courthouse and in 1951 the basement room fo the new court house was granted to the Society for the purpose of housing its displays.

However, the commissioner needed the space, which led to the Society?s transfer to another location in 1964. Its new building was dedicated on May 30th 1968.

Today, the Museum features the history of the local area by presenting samples of the things that were used by the pioneer families during the early days. Visitors can find a country store, collections of fossils, stones, and barbed wire. They will also get to see rare display of pre-historic animal bones. There are also furnishings that were used in schools, churches, banks, hospitals, real estate shops, funeral parlors, harness shops, barber shops, and different rooms of homes.

In 1974, the north end of the building was expanded to accommodate 2 of Harold Krier?s airplanes although the museum houses only one of the planes, the ?Flying Chipmunk,? today. *
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