My Crazy Collection! Now Open!


What do Clarence the dinosaur, toasters, Christmas Village buildings, and salt and

pepper shakers all have in common?

These are things that people in Reno County collect and you can see them all and more on exhibit at the

Reno County Museum. The Reno County Museum will open its newest exhibit to the public, My Crazy

Collection! on December 1, 2016.

We will show off a total of 32 separate collections, on loan to the museum throughout the year.

Seventeen collections will be on exhibit from December 1, 2016 until June 30, 2017 at which time fifteen

entirely different collections will be rotated in for the final six months of 2017. Two collections, a

newspaper collection owned by Jan Bretz and a dinosaur collection owned by Greg Holmes will be on

display for the entire year. The Reno County Museum provided assistance with displaying, labelling, and

identifying collections; however, many of Reno County’s collectors chose to set up their own collections.

Here are the lucky collectors whose collections were chosen by community members, their collections,

and when they will be on display:

Nov 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

Christmas Village – Charles Johnston

Lionel Trains – Charles Johnston

Super Balls – Ashley Maready

Star Wars collection – Chris Albert

G.I. Joes – Pete Estrada

Daffy Duck – Lou Abilgaard

Brooches – Patsy Terrell

Mortar & Pestles – Jackie Ashcraft

Breyer horses – Katie Broker

Batman collection – Jesse Juma

Toasters – Richard Ewing

McDonald toys – Sarah Bass

Salty & Peppys – Lynn Ledeboer

Matchbooks – Kurt Stropes

Accordion figurines – Hazel Zink

Mid-July 2017 – December 2017

Santa Claus figurines - Marsha Hanavan

Beanie Babies - Charles Johnston

Cookbooks - Patsy Terrell

Star Trek collection - Cynda Wright

Political Buttons/pins - Craig Williamson

Poker chips - Mary Grace Clements

PO Box 664

100 S. Walnut

Hutchinson, KS 67501

620-662- 1184

Bottles - Jim Hovious

California Raisins - Vera Cutright

Reading figurines - Marla Wilcox

Troll Dolls - Cynthia Landon

Glasses Frames - Greg Payton

Volkswagons Models - Marsha Hanavan

Mountain Dew collection - Tina Moore

Letters - Patsy Terrell

Fountain Pens - Mr. Zink (Hazel Zink’s husband)

If you have questions about the My Crazy Collection! exhibit, please contact the Reno County Museum

at 620-662- 1184, email Curator Lynn Ledeboer at, or stop by the museum

during our normal business hours.


  • Tues. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Closed Sun. & Mon.
  • Phone: 620-662-1184


  • Donations Welcome


  • 100 S. Walnut Street
  • Avenue A & Walnut
  • Hutchinson, Kansas