Depot Museum dedicates donations during open house


AMBOY — The Amboy Depot Commission held an Open House on Saturday, Oct 3, where they showcased the museum’s outdoor grounds. 

Due to recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in and the cool weather, the number of attendees was small, so Depot Museum Commission member Linda Disney recorded a video of the event and posted to the museum’s Facebook page for all to see.

The new memorial brick pad was completed after Depot Days in 2019, but was officially dedicated on Oct. 3. The new pad is located at the north end of Clint Conway Park by the Palmer School House.  

The newest addition to museum campus is two cement benches and one cement square picnic table with four attached benches. Three families donated these memorial items. A plaque is on each cement piece listing who it is in memory of.

Kathleen and Mary Louise Branigan along with the Joanne Branigan Trust from Phoenix, Ariz., purchased a red brick cement square picnic table with four benches in memory of their parent’s, Frank and Kathryn Branigan, local business – Branigan Motors.  

This picnic bench is placed across the street from the Lee County Tourism Building, north of the museum.