Museum Musings

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* The Cynthiana Democrat, April 17, 1930 -- “The street cleaning department requests merchants not to sweep rubbish into the street after the streets have been cleaned. The department cleans three times a week, early morning, and complain that merchants then sweep rubbish from the stores and pavement into the streets.”
* Cynthiana News, Feb. 4, 1869 -- “Mr. and Mrs. Smith, of the Smith House, in this city, have been married 10 years last Tuesday. We understand they are receiving tin ware in unusual quantities.”
* John Donne (1572-1631) -- “No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.”
* Town Talk, Nov. 19, 1887 -- “J. J. Smoot has just sold a lot of 500,000 pounds of tobacco at 20 cents a pound. the $100,000 obtained for this tobacco represents Mr.Smith’s profits for the year, as he had previously sold enough to pay for all his purchases. J. B. and H. S. Goodpastor have refused 20 cents a pound for about 220 hogsheads. Every one who can get an acre of ground surely will raise tobacco next year.” (Can you define hogshead? Do you know why our lovely local Prizing House is so named?)
* Log Cabin, Jan. 7, 1898 -- “The Kelat Military Band with 28 pieces is second to none in Harrison County. They gave an entertainment at Claysville Saturday night in the way of a musicale which was a success all around.” (Are you aware of the music selection of the museum?)
There is so very much to see, to learn, to enjoy at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, the old Rohs Theatre Building on South Walnut Street. Regular hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.