Twenty people showed up in the Grand Hall at the Bent Historical Society and Heritage Museum to have fun and close out the Summer Hat/Photography Exhibit recently, an exhibit that will come down after Labor Day Weekend.

Joan Kinsley was presented with an appreciation certificate for organizing and promoting the exhibit. Kinsley spoke of her mother’s hat history and discussed highlights from the exhibit.

Tom Pointon received an appreciation certificate for providing more than 800 pictures of Bent County citizens from his cameras' eyes throughout the years.

JoAnne Miller was presented with an appreciation certificate for her community work, and the Bent County Art Guild presented her with a two-year membership. Miller also made the quilt that the society was giving away.

First responder certificates were presented to the fire, police and ambulance services.

For the men’s awards, Larry Bourne won the baldest contest. And Kenneth Dodson and Jim Adkins tied for the best hair contest.

Donna Dodson won women’s best costume with a beautiful ensemble that she had created.

After refreshments and visiting, Miller's quilt, named “Flying High,” was given away to a winner from Wyoming.

COMING EVENTS: Sept. 15, gourd painting at Museum, 2-4 p.m.; Oct. 12, Boggsville Days; Oct. 26, Night at the Museum and Murder Mystery; Nov. 26, Annual essay contest awards for seventh graders; Dec. 14, Christmas at the Museum and chili lunch.

CURRENT HOURS:  Museum and the Old Trail Gallery are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays; from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays; and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Admission for Historical Society members if free. Visit the Old Trail Gallery for your shopping needs — there is a summer sale 20% off on clothing; no admission to shop.

To arrange tours of the museum after hour, call 456-6066 or 469-2721.

Boggsville is open through Boggsville Days, Oct. 11-13. Boggsville hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Contact 456-1358 or 281-6877 for any special arrangements.