Museum Musings

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By The Staff

*Cynthiana News, Feb. 9, 1854 - “C. A. Webster, Forwarding and Commission Merchant and Dealer in Groceries, Hardware, Queensware, Glassware, Mechanical Tools, Stoves, Castings and Tinware, Boots, Shoes, Hats and Caps, Guns and Pistols, Gold and Silver Watches, Jewelry and Notions, Paints, Oils, Dye-Stuffs, Window Glass, Medicines, Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, Foreign and Domestic Wines, Oysters, Confectioneries &c. - Main Street.”

*Ralph Waldo Emerson - “For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.”

*Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 11, 1928 - Cromwell’s Comments - “In 1805, William Moore built the brick house - corner of Main and Pleasant Sts., owned by Irene Withers, and known as the Bargain Store. In my earliest recollection this house was owned and occupied by William Turtoy and after his death and for a number of years by D. M. Howard. So we have the oldest ‘brick’ house in Cynthiana.”

*Cicero - “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

*Log Cabin, Sept. 10, 1920 - “Mr. S. P. Owen Jr. and family of Louisville arrived recently, having leased residence property of R. H. Ammerman on West Pike Street. Owen will be buyer for G. O. Tuck Co. this winter.”

*Gladys Taber - “Some of the days in November carry the whole memory of summer as a fine opal carries the color of moonrise.”

*Cynthiana News, Aug. 11, 1870 - “J. R. Johnson will commence working on his dam at Berry Station on Monday, Aug. 22, 1870 and he solicits the assistance of his friends to come and help him out.”

*Gaertner - “To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.”

Happy Thanksgiving to all. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, as usual, will be open on Thanksgiving weekend, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bring your Thanksgiving guests, family and friends. You’ll be thankful you visited the museum.