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Museum Musings

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* Cynthiana Democrat, Dec. 19, 1963 -- “Martha and Sue Brashear received a Christmas card from a cousin, Katheryn Harrison of Bourbon, Mo.  Harrison is a great-great-granddaughter of Benjamin Harrison who moved from here in the early days of Harrison County’s being. He settled his family in Missouri. A sister of Benjamin Harrison was the great-great-grandmother of Brashear.” (Do you know the significance of Benjamin Harrison?)
* Cynthiana Democrat, March 1, 1928 -- “A. J. Morey for more than thirty years the outstanding newspaper man of Cynthiana, was typical of the old timer editor (Cynthiana News). Very pronounced in his opinions, neither asking nor giving. For a long time he had, as his chief factotum, one Doc Edwards, also quite a character. ‘Doc’, who will be remembered by some of our older citizens, had a fair education and could set type with the best of them.”
* Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885) -- “By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.”
* Log Cabin, Oct. 30, 1942 -- (W.W. 2) -- “The volunteer aid of truckers throughout the county is being sought in an endeavor to swell Harrison County’s total poundage. County Salvage Chairman R. H. Poindexter has authorized any trucker in the county who will give the use of his truck for a full day or even half a day to haul metal scrap from any road in the county to the ‘Donated Scrap Pile’ at the Court House.”
How would you explain the legal holiday, Labor Day? For how many years has our country been celebrating this last holiday of the summer - a day to honor working men and women.
Have you visited your community’s museum lately? Come again. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum on Walnut Street is open on Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.