Gatchell Weathers Changes, Moves Forward With Summer Plans

The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum in Buffalo has had an interesting spring, dealing with funding issues, the resignation of its director and finding ways to stay open for as many hours and days as possible with a short-handed staff.

Interim Director Sylvia Bruner has sent out a release with much of the summer schedule and other information relating to the museum.

According to the release, the museum's summer hours will be in effect from Memorial Day Monday through Labor Day.
The museum will be open Monday through Friday 8 to 5, Saturdays from 9 to 5, and Sundays from noon to 5.
The hours are reduced slightly from past summers, but with the reduction in staff, Bruner said she feels it is a good compromise that will accommodate their visitors.

The museum is still interested in all the volunteer help they can get.

There was a question as to whether or not the museum would be able to host the annual Living History Day this year, but Bruner said it will be happening, although on perhaps a slightly reduced scale.

Living History Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 25th from 9 to 2.
The museum will have free admission and activities outside and around the museum and Historic Courthouse.