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Queen Victoria exhibit is extended at Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher

The Queen Victoria exhibit will be extended until March 31 at the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher.
BY MATT PATTERSON mpatterson@opubco.com Published: February 20, 2013
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An exhibit at the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher is going to be around a while longer, thanks to a warm welcome.

The “Queen Victoria and the Victorian Age” exhibit opened in December and was to wrap up its run Friday, but the closing date has been extended to March 31. The museum is at 605 Zellers Ave.

The exhibit features items and artifacts from the Victorian era including personal items of clothing worn by Queen Victoria. The items in the exhibit were loaned to the museum by a private collector who lives in the Dallas area but has roots in Kingfisher.

“We've had record-breaking attendance in December and January,” museum curator Adam Lynn said. “Everyone who has seen it has really enjoyed the exhibit. When they get here, they wonder how it got to Kingfisher.”

The museum drew 1,100 visitors in January, and Lynn said he expects that total will be eclipsed when February's final figures are in. The response is the reason the collector extended the exhibit, he said.

The museum also is hosting an exhibit about the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Content for that exhibit is on loan from the World War II Museum in New Orleans.

If you go

For more information on the Kingfisher Chisholm Trail Museum, visit www.ctokmuseum.org or call 375-5176. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Children younger than 5 are admitted free.