Museum Musings

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By The Staff

• Cynthiana Democrat, June 13, 1929 - by the Observer - “When I became somewhat familiar with Cynthiana, ‘Uncle’ Henry Johnson was the popular barber of the town and continued his trade for some years after, retiring somewhere in the 1880’s on account of advance age. Doubtless many of our elderly citizens will remember him and various locations of the shop, ranging from Jones Row on north Court Square to the Rankin Hotel, now the Hammond building on Pike Street; For a brief time he plied his calling in the basement of the new brick hotel.”

• Cynthiana Democrat, May 3, 1917 -- “J. L. Hart, produce dealer of this city, shipped to New York Tuesday, a carload of eggs, 576 cases. That means 17,100 dozen or 205,200 eggs. This is the seventh carload Hart has shipped this spring. If distributed in Harrison County, the last lot shipped would give one dozen eggs to each man, woman, and child in the county.”

• Swedish proverb -- “Fear less, hope more. Eat less, chew more. Sigh less, breathe more. Hate less, love more and all good things are yours.”

• Cynthiana Democrat, June 1896 -- “If long residence in the city, perfect acquaintance with the people, a firmly established reputation for integrity, and uprightness, broad and liberal views count for aught, then Charles Rieckel has a long row of figures to his credit. He is numbered among our most substantial citizens. Beginning in the jewelry business in this city years ago, he has enlarged and improved his stock and trade until now there is no house in Kentucky in better standing.”

• Abraham Lincoln -- “The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.”

• Cynthiana News, March 30, 1850 - Kentucky Legislature -- “An act to authorize the Harrison County Court to levy a tax to pay for the court house and jail; an act to incorporate Taylor Lodge No. 165 in Harrison County of Free and Accepted Masons; an act to amend the charter of the Augusta, Cynthiana and Georgetown Turnpike Road Company; an act to establish the Evergreen Cemetery in Harrison County; and an act to amend the charter of the town of Cynthiana.”

• Edgar A. Guest -- “I’d like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me. I’d like to be the help that you’ve been always glad to be; I’d like to mean as much to you each minute of the day as you have meant, old friend of mine, to me along the way.”

• 1947 -- “Car In Ditch - Driver In Tree - Moon Was Full - And So - Was He -- Burma Shave

We anticipate seeing you, your family and friends at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum soon. The museum is located on South Walnut Street and is open Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 859-234-7179.