Historical Society to sell windows from courthouse

Staff Report

Unique pieces of Tillman County history is set to sell this Saturday, Sept. 16, during the annual Arts and Action Festival in Frederick.

The Tillman County Historical Society will sell old windows that were taken from the county courthouse when new windows were installed last December. The historical society has more than 100 of the old windows, many dating to

the building’s 1921 construction.

The oldest windows are distinguished by wavy glass. The effects of gravity and time can affect the thickness and clarity of glass. Old, wavy glass is often a prized feature. The windows will be sold inside the grounds of the Pioneer Townsite

Museum which is adjacent to the Tillman County Courthouse Square.

Cost of the windows is $25 each for wavy or opaque glass, and $15 each for regular glass. The windows have wooden frames. Most measure approximately 33 inches wide by 44 inches tall. A few windows are 40 inches wide.

The museum will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Windows not sold on Saturday will be available for purchase during regular museum hours, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

All proceeds from the sale will be used for operations and maintenance of the historical society’s Pioneer Townsite Museum.

Staff Report

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