Museum News (April 15, 2024)

By: Press Release
| Published 04/15/2024

Retirement—here he comes! Paul, we hope the grass is just as green or greener than the Plaza’s lawn in your retirement. Paul will be missed!

If you have ever driven past or come to the Hansen Museum, you have seen the wonderful work of our long-time Grounds and Maintenance Supervisor, Paul Grammon. Through the years, Paul has faithfully and skillfully cared for our iconic building and grounds. During this time, Paul has also been the driving force behind the logistical planning, set up, and tear down of all the Museum’s major events. He has been instrumental in exhibition installation and deinstallation. Or, maybe you have enjoyed visiting with Paul when coming to explore the Museum as he has filled in for the Museum office staff on numerous occasions. Paul is the quintessential team player and has an A-1 work ethic so there is nowhere near enough room to relay all of the roles he has performed during his tenure at the Museum.

After twenty-five years of dedicated employment, Paul has decided to retire. To celebrate his many years of excellent service, the Museum is hosting a retirement reception on Friday, April 26th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m in the Community Room. Please stop in to congratulate Paul on a job well done, enjoy refreshments, and wish him happiness in his next chapter.

Last Friday we had a fun day with the Logan Kindergarteners! Together we discovered the meaning of art and defined who is an artist (psst...everyone who wants to be). Viewed art up close and from far away, reviewed 2-D and 3-D concepts, created art with shapes, learned about improvising, shared ideas, and meet an artist who teaches people to paint like Bob Ross. It really was FUN! Thank you, Mrs. Van Laeys, for bringing your class to the Museum. We look forward to your next visit!

The Hansen Museum’s Annual Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 28th. Our featured guest this year is Sally Brandon. Owner/operator of the Shepherd’s Studio, Sally is a respected fiber artist in Phillips County and beyond. During her presentation at the Museum, Sally will enlighten the audience about her journey into the fashion industry. Along with the interesting information, those in attendance will get to review pieces that graced the catwalk at the Kansas City Fashion Week along with a glimpse into the collection Sally is currently designing. Join us for a delightful afternoon of celebrating two of Phillips County’s gems: Sally Brandon and the Hansen Museum.

There is always something happening at the Hansen Museum. Keep up to date with Museum happenings by following the Museum Facebook page. The Museum is open Mon. through Fri. 9-12 and 1-4; Sat. 9-12 & 1-5; Sun. and holidays 1-5. We are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. We are handicapped accessible, and admission is always free thanks to the generous support of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. For more information or if you have questions, please contact us at 785-689-4846. We hope to see you at the Museum!