"All seniors have boxes of pictures and papers they're saving," Gosselink said. "We thought they would make a great collection for a museum."
With that idea work started.
"Since this is an old schoolhouse we decided to display the history of Putnam the way a teacher would present it to a class," Gosselink said. "It was more work that anticipated, but I think it turned out very well."
In fact, the Church School received the 2009 Washington County Advisory Council on History Preservation Award.
Putnam's senior citizens should be proud of their work and the community should be proud of its museum. It's worth the trip off the beaten path.
Fred Herbst is Times of Ti editor. He can be reached at email@example.com