Contents of the Picher Mining Museum will soon become the property of the Baxter (Kan.) Heritage Center and Museum, pending the drafting of a formal agreement.
The Picher museum's board of directors attending Thursday's meeting voted unanimously to proceed with the transfer after months of negotiations with the neighboring museum.
“We are convinced that we arrived at the best decision,” said Ed Keheley, a member of the board.
The Picher board will retain an attorney to draft a memorandum of agreement, according to Keheley, before the transfer of hundreds of photographs and mining-era artifacts begins.
Keheley said the museum board will receive $100,000 for the museum property from the Lead Impacted Communities Relocation Assistance Trust and $2,000 to move the museum's contents.