A lot of potential

New director, Tom Mesnik, sees potential for growth and community building at Carbon County Museum

Within the walls of the Carbon County Museum, a variety of exhibits await for visitors to offer a glimpse into the history of Rawlins and the county itself. A 55-foot long fire truck powered by a tractor motor, a sandstone bathtub and a concrete marker from the Old Lincoln Highway are just a few of the highlights.

On October 5, however, the main point-of-interest was the new director of the museum, Tom Mensik. Standing over six-and-a-half feet tall, Mensik isn't hard to spot in a room. Though his height may seem daunting, the Denver native is welcoming and easy to talk to. Something that likel...


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