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Museum Musings

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* The Cynthiana Democrat, 1948 -- “This Happened Here in 1947 - For the benefit of many readers who may desire to review the local news of 1947, The Cynthiana Democrat has compiled in condensed form, from its files important news events which occurred in Cynthiana and Harrison County.
Civil Aeronautics Administration approves $152,400 airport for Cynthiana. President John L. Cummins entertains directors of Cynthiana Business Men’s Club at dinner at Hotel Harrison. Frank LeBus Jr. returns to Frankfurt, Germany, as vice-consul of U.S. Dept. of State. The two boards of education, Harrison County and Cynthiana, begin study of proposed merger of the two school systems. Approximately 650 attend annual Farm Bureau meeting. Lillie Mae Ammerman sails to missionary post in British East Africa. Local Draft Board No. 61 disbands after registering 4,991 for possible service in World War II and actually drafting 1,350 from this county. (Visit the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum to view all aspects, all time periods of our community. On display are some of Ammerman’s artifacts from Africa.)
* John Greenleaf Whittier -- “Up from the meadows rich with corn, Clear is the cool September morn.”
* It’s September and harvest time. What do you know about fodder shocks, bluegrass stripping, tobacco housing, etc.?
Visit our local museum in the old Rohs Theatre Building on South Walnut Street, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors and volunteers are welcomed.