West Kern Oil Museum starts new exhibition

West Kern Oil Museum starts new exhibition

On Saturday, the West Kern Oil Museum theater commitment attracted a huge crowd. Don Maxwell, the director of the all volunteer staffs of the museum, told that he was really pleased with the crowd. A whole lot of people worked very hard to arrange this and it was really a good way to respect Don Gillaspie as well as introduce their new exhibits.

The twenty five seat theater was named after Don Gillaspie, who died last year. He was a very hard working videographer of the community. One can say the he was a history buff. He utilized his visual arts attainments to shoot several local events.

The West Kern Oil Museum wanted to respect Don Gillaspie’s memory for his endless contribution in the preservation of the history of the community. He was a museum volunteer for a very long time and also was a part of the board of directors for around ten years. After retiring, he was committed to his own video company Chroma Teleproduction.

This reception also worked as a good launch pad for many new displays. The Dopyera family bequest is featured in a display which includes 2 well known Dobro guitars family photos and ceramics. Cameras, glass slippers, antique perfume bottles and toys are among the other exhibits. Robert and Karen Mitchell have a display showcasing huge photographs of the early days of Taft. The museum staffs made homemade refreshments which were enjoyed by over seventy guests.