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Museum Musings

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* Guardian of Liberty, Aug. 29, 1818 - “Save Your Rags. Three cents per pound in cash will be given for clean linens and cotton rags at the office of the Guardian; they will be taken in pay of subscriptions at this office for job printing.” (Recycling is not a new idea is it?)
* Cynthiana News, July 4, 1867 - “Drs. McNees and Baltzelle, having associated themselves in the practice of Medicine, Surgery &c. would respectfully inform the public that they are prepared to treat All Forms of Disease, upon the most scientific principles, irrespective of systems. Special attention given the treatment of Chronic Diseases and diseases peculiar to females. Office, Pleasant Street, just west of Main. W.T. McNees, T. W. Baltzelle.”
* Celia Thaxter (1835-1894) - “For glad spring has sprung, and to the ardent sun the earth, long time so bleak, turns a frost bitten Cheek.”
* The Mirror (Christian Church), June 7, 1902 - “Wanted -A few pupils for a three months course in short-hand and type-writing. Tuition only $18. School boys and girls should take advantage of this offer during vacation. (Signed) Fred M. Spotswood.” (Have you seen the display of typewriters and adding machines at the museum?)
* Cynthiana Since 1790 by Virgil Peddicord (1986) - “The third Court House was built in 1853 by John Huddleston at a cost of $12,000. Wyatt Martin hauled the stone door sills and lintels by horse and wagon from Cincinnati over dirt roads. In 1919 the North and South wings were added by J. R. Poindexter. This building is the present Court House.”
Have you recently visited the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum on Walnut Street? It is open on Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. In its 20th year, the museum is free, educational, fun, interesting, and for you.