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Assistant hired to run ‘The Ratcliffe’

WEB-Stilton,-TravisBy MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

 

A former intern for Roanoke’s transportation museum has been hired to run the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum in Pulaski.

William Travis Stilton of Elliston is a recent graduate of Roanoke College, where he majored in history. His duties at “The Ratcliffe” will include guiding visitors and helping to orient and coordinate volunteers.

Although Stilton has a special interest in Russian history, Pulaski Economic Development Director John White said Stilton also has interest in local history.  Stilton did an internship at Virginia Transportation Museum in Roanoke, conducting research for its new aviation exhibit.

Stilton’s experience at the Roanoke museum drew him to The Ratcliffe, where he will build on his resume in hopes of fulfilling his dream of a career in museum work.

The museum, which features Dr. Milton Brockmeyer’s “O” gauge model railroad replica of 1955 Pulaski, opened May 4. Hours are Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, 1-5 p.m., and Tuesdays 3-8 p.m.

The Museum is at 51 Commerce St. in downtown Pulaski. For more information, call 980-2307 or visit the town’s Facebook page.

2 Responses to Assistant hired to run ‘The Ratcliffe’

  1. John

    August 1, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Travis will be a great advocate for The Ratcliffe. If you haven’t, please come visit. I think you will be proud of your Museum.

  2. J.R. Bowles

    August 2, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    So, where does the money for this museum come from?