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Cowboy Museum schedules unveiling of new exhibit
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A brand-new exhibit will be joining those already on display at the Oakdale Cowboy Museum on East F Street.

Justin Stringfellow, archivist with the museum, said a special program is planned for Friday, June 14 at 1 p.m.

“We are discovering some exciting new things buried in our files and storage, and as a result have begun a full refresh of our museum,” Stringfellow explained. “Our first of what we hope to be many new and interesting exhibits celebrating our local heritage and culture unveils this Friday. We are honoring local musician and rodeo enthusiast Mr. Mel Sanguinetti, who has been a staple of the community for more than 50 years.”

The museum itself, at 355 E. F St., will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, and the exhibit opening will be celebrated from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Stringfellow is expected to offer a few remarks about the new exhibit and the efforts to ‘refresh’ the museum. There will be light refreshments served and Stringfellow said honoree Sanguinetti and his family have also been invited to attend the special program.

“For this particular event, it is more of a first major step in a larger effort which will be going on over the next few months which we hope to draw attention to,” added Stringfellow.

The exhibit will feature plenty of memorabilia and some historical information regarding Sanguinetti and his musical and community contributions through the years.

For more information, call the museum office at 209-847-7049. The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Sundays.