Orn speaks on museum at KiwanisSi Liechty introduced Mary Beth Orn, committee chair of the Midland Continental Railroad Wimbledon (N.D.) Depot Museum restoration project, who spoke at Kiwanis.
Si Liechty introduced Mary Beth Orn, committee chair of the Midland Continental Railroad Wimbledon (N.D.) Depot Museum restoration project, who spoke at Kiwanis. This museum not only showcases the Midland Continental Railroad but also Peggy Lee, who previously lived in Wimbledon. This project took a total of five years. It is now on the National Register of Historic Places. She talked about the two phases it took to get it done and there is also a third phase planned that will restore and renovate the caboose.
The museum’s grand opening was on May 26. It is open from 1 to 4 p.m. each day during the summer. Admission is free but donations are encouraged.
The museum also welcomes group tours if they call ahead. There is a community-owned café in the grocery store in Wimbledon so groups are welcome to come out for lunch first and then go through the museum.
Tim Burchill led the meeting and Don and Sharon Caine led the group singing. “Happy Dollars” were collected by Burchill for Camp Rokiwan. The Rev. Jeff Wiedenmeyer, new pastor for the First Assembly of God Church, was a guest. It was announced that July 11 and 12 will be the blood drive at Ave Maria Village. Don Caine is the program chairman for the June 25 noon luncheon at the Lantern Room. He will be introducing Donene Fiest of Family Voices of North Dakota.