The Garden City Fire Department has been protecting lives and property since 1887, and the agency’s 130th birthday is being celebrated with a new exhibit in the Front Door Gallery at the Finney County Historical Museum. Entitled “Always Ready,” the display features photographs and artifacts dating back to the fire department’s first year of service, including a 20-foot wooden ladder from the city’s original horse-drawn ladder wagon, kerosene lanterns from the first local fire engine in the early 1920s, and a firefighter’s uniform and cap worn in the 1890s. There are also nearly 20 additional objects and more than a dozen historic photographs. The Front Door Gallery is a small display space where exhibits change six times each year. Admission is free, with exhibit hours of 1 to 5 p.m. seven days weekly except Oct. 21. The museum is located at 403 S. Fourth in Garden City’s Finnup Park.