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By Ben Muir 

Clausen museum exhibit focuses on past winters in Petersburg


March 15, 2018

Ben Muir / Petersburg Pilot

Harvey Gilliland acquired these skis in 1961 when he arrived in Petersburg. He later mounted his 1955 Air Force boots onto them.

The new exhibit at the museum in Petersburg showcases homemade skis and sleds, footage of the original ski hill and a string of literature, vintage gear and photography over a 60-year period.

The exhibit, Winters Past, at the Clausen Memorial Museum celebrates the sense of fun and adventure in a Petersburg community that's often sunken in hard work, said Anne Lee, the curator.

"It's a good time to do this in the winter time when people are not so busy," Lee said. "And also when people are out doing the same kinds of things."

All of the roughly six pairs of skis and three sleds scattered...

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