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The nearly 100 people who turned out for “An Evening At The Museum” on Sunday night were treated to new treasures at the Antelope County Museum.
While there were plenty of favorite items on display from the county, there were also “new” items on display that caught plenty of attention, including a Stevenson Resuscitator that was recently donated to the museum from Antelope Memorial Hospital.
“Jesse Mitchell brought us this resuscitator,” said Pat Kenaston. “He found it while moving the respiratory department. At some point it was put into a corner, and Jesse found it and brought it to us for display.”
The antique resuscitator, which was invented by Harry Goodner Monroe with a patent filed in 1947, is displayed next to the museum’s many medical items.
The museum now has two resuscitators, with the other part of the Neligh Fire Department display.
Adding to the extensive medical items, the museum has an operating table from Dr. Curtis’ office. Dr. Graham of Elgin donated many old antiseptic bottles and tools, including a sterilizer, stethoscope and medical bags.
“It was fun to go through these old medical bags,” Kenaston said. “There were old vyles and tools, so it was really interesting to see what was inside.”
They also have a medical quack device from the 1900s.
Among the many other new highlights of the museum include a new display case for items that allow Kenaston to show documents and photos.
Those at the museum were also treated to a look at the recently renovated cabin that sits near the Pioneer Church and Pierson Wildlife Museum.