Museum Musings

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By The Staff

* Cynthiana Democrat, May 1876 -- Harrison Hotel, Main Street Opp. Courthouse, Cynthiana. Henry C. Nebel, proprietor. The attention of the public is invited to this house, which is furnished in excellent style and the table supplied with the best the market affords. A bar is kept in connection with this hotel, where pure liquors and choice cigars are kept on sale. During the oyster season fresh oysters are served up in the best style. Thankful to the public for past patronage, a continuance of the same is respectfully solicited.

* Log Cabin, Aug. 2, 1946 -- Berrys stellar moundsman, Dempsey Earle, held the strong Paris merchants to three hits at Berry Park, Sunday, and his mates collected seven runs on as many bingles to shut out the visitors, 7-0.

* Native American saying -- We have not inherited the earth from our fathers, we are borrowing it from our children.

* Cynthiana Democrat, Aug. 17, 1933 (Depression Days) -- It is the purpose of the Welfare Board to can as much fruit and vegetables as possible this summer to hold in reserve for winter use. Allie Lail Ewalt, welfare worker, is appealing to Cynthiana housekeepers who have surplus of jars and cans suitable to donate them.

* The Mirror, Sept. 27, 1902 -- Monday was the roughest court day Cynthiana has had for a long time. The jockeys on the pike between the bridges were numerous and so disorderly that it was dangerous for women to be out. A policeman is needed on that side.

* Robert Frost -- In three words I can sum up everything Ive learned about life: It goes on.

* Cynthiana Democrat, Dec. 27, 1928 -- Saturday night, a northbound freight train knocked a Hudson automobile into the watchmans shanty at Pike Street crossing. The shanty was twisted from its foundation, turning over the stove and starting a fire, which was quickly extinguished.

* Cynthiana Democrat, Oct. 6, 1960 -- An auction to sell the contents of the Bromley house, Monticello, begins Oct. 25. Cataloging the contents of the house has taken two months, and local auctioneers estimate it will take 12 auctions to sell all the possession of the late Dr. Bromley. (A copy of this auction catalog as well as other Monticello items are a part of the museum collection).

* Native American saying -- Nobody can be in good health if he does not have fresh air, sunshine, and good water.

1952 - Weve Made - Grandpa - Look So Trim - The Local Draft Boards - After Him - Burma Shave.

Hustle up, Cynthiana High. We hope that Cynthiana High School alums will include a trip to the museum as a part of their reunion weekend. The museum, 124 S. Walnut St., is open for everyone on Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.