By Liz Wood 

New technology puts old memories on display


Liz Wood

Several of the people who where interviewed for the Encampment Journeys were on hand for the unveiling of the new exhibit at the Grand Encampment Museum. Together, they share many memories of what the Encampment Valley used to be like. Left to right, front row, are Charlotte Kraft, Betty Merrill and Kate Moon. Back row, H.R. (Bob) Herring, Curtis (Jack) James and Dick Blake.

Have you ever wondered what it was like to grow up in the 1930s and 40s in and around Encampment? The answer is in the new display at the Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) "Encampment Journeys".

Students from Encampment School interviewed several residents, including Dick Barkhurst, Dick Blake, Bob Herring, Betty Merrill, Kate Moon, Charlotte Kraft and Jack James about growing up in the Platte Valley.

The project was part of the Smithsonian Institutes "Journeys" program, which is coming to the Grand Encampment Museum from Sept. 27 through Dec. 15, 2014.

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