Advertising Pencil Collection added to Permanent Display

Over the years, Oakley mortician Don Hall collected pencils (and pens too!) that businesses gave away to advertise their shops! This summer, his collection was donated by his son and daughter. Don had a joy for finding and collecting each unique one! The current display is his own design.

They are from all over the United States but many are from Kansas, and several are from stores that were once on Center Avenue (our local main street) here in Oakley.


We could tell you how many are in his total collection, but that would be unfair !

We are currently having a Pencil Guessing Contest! Come into the Fick Fossil and History Museum; Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and take a guess as to how many neat and unique pencils are in his collection!