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Museum Musings

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* Cynthiana Democrat, April 30, 1914 - “The property owners on Pike Street between Walnut and Main, this newspaper is informed, are with few exceptions, heartily in favor of the suggestion made in this paper a short time ago, that the streets within the limits named be reconstructed of brick. The cost, compared to the benefit, would be small indeed. It is estimated that $3 per lineal foot would be the expense. The street would last twenty years and prove of immense advantage to that section of the business district.”’
* Kentucky Explorer, June 1998 - “The late Dr. James Alexander Henshall, foremost authority of his day and at this time on black bass, wrote his famous volume, Book of Black Bass, about 1881 when he was a resident of Cynthiana. (You do know where the historical marker in honor of Dr. Henshall is located, don’t you? A copy of his book is on display at the museum.)
* Oren Arnold - “Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.”
* The Log Cabin, Jan. 16, 1942 - “Renaker - Last Thursday being so cold all of the folks around here had trouble getting their cars started. Mule teams, horse teams were brought out to pull the cars. Now Miss Evelyn Matthews says if you want your car to start in cold weather, get a Plymouth, have a new battery, step on the starter and off the car goes. After the school bus refused to go, she got out her Plymouth and took her brother who is one of the bus drivers home.”
Visit the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, Fridays Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - a great place to bring family and friends. It’s local, free, educational, and fun. See Santa, the Christmas tree, dollhouses, toys, winter items, the model town, etc.etc.