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Museum Musings

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* Cynthiana Democrat, Dec. 12, 1970 -- “Kawneer Co. Inc. has posted a $1,000 reward for the apprehension of person or persons responsible for the shooting incidents which have taken place during the UAW strike which is going on at the Cynthiana plant.”
* The Mirror, Cynthiana Christian Church, Nov. 23, 1901 -- Ex-Governor, Bob Taylor, accompanied by a male quartet will visit Cynthiana on Nov. 30. This entertainment is due to the enterprise of Mrs. K.W. Williams and her Sunday School class. Such an entertainment as this is a benefit to any town and a rare treat to one of our size. Go and hear him and laugh.
* The Mirror, Cynthiana Christian Church, Dec. 7, 1901 -- “Gov. Taylor’s lecture on Nov. 30 was well attended, the audience being one of the largest in the opera house. Congratulations upon securing such a splendid entertainment.”
* William Arthur Ward -- “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
* Cynthiana News, June 20, 1867 -- “Speaking of the monumental festival, which by the way, was an affair long to be remembered, reminds us that Mrs. Elza Rankin, of the Rankin House, presented to the association, a beautiful hair necklace, which was disposed of for the round sum of thirty-six dollars.” (Have you ever seen a hair necklace or a hair wreath? 2014 -- The Rankin House still stands in downtown Cynthiana. Do you know where?)
* Log Cabin, Jan. 25, 1910 -- “Edgar Gragg will on Feb. 1, move his harness store from the Kehoe building on Main Street, to the Fennell property on Pike Street which he recently purchased from Mr. Fennell. This property has been occupied by Luther Evans’ grocery.” (Yes. In 2014, some of these buildings are still with us.)
* Ralph Waldo Emerson -- “Look out into the July night, and see the broad belt of silver flame which flashes up the half of heaven, fresh and delicate as the bonfires of the meadow-flies...”
We anticipate your summer visits to the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, Rohs Theatre Building, South Walnut Street, open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.