The Pioneer Townsite Museum in Frederick will be open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, during Arts ‘n’ Action events on the adjacent Tillman County Courthouse Square.
All museum attractions will be open. Admission will be free.
Tillman County native Richard McCullough will be on hand at the museum throughout the day to sign copies of his new book “Peaceful Valley: A Portrait of a Prairie Town and the Legacy of Small Town America”. The book is filled with stories, photos and interesting information about the history of Tipton and western Tillman County from pre-settlement through 1950.
The book is more than 500 pages and sells for $55. It is a treasure for anyone with roots in the Tipton area, but is also a fascinating read for anyone who loves history or has an interest in small towns. McCullough’s research for the book spanned several years, and included many one-on-one interviews. He was able to capture many stories from the area’s past.
“Peaceful Valley” is actually the first book in what will eventually be a two-volume set. McCullough’s next book project will cover the area’s history from 1950 to the present.
“Peaceful Valley” will be available for sale at the Pioneer Townsite Museum on a permanent basis after September 15.
In addition to “Peaceful Valley”, the Pioneer Townsite Museum also sells copies of McCullough’s first book, “”One Man in His Time” which is a fascinating biography of his father, Herbert Lorance McCullough.