Museum Musings

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By The Staff

* Cynthiana Democrat, May 4, 1922 - “Wilson Cox, one of the proprietors of the Ideal Electric Service, Walnut Street, expects to install a radio receiving outfit at his place of business today and have it in operation and ready for the public by the first of next week. It is Cox’s purpose to give concerts nightly or rather listen in on concerts from Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Jersey City or wherever fancy or program invites. Cox will have the distinction of installing the first station here. He installed an outfit at his home in the country Tuesday and heard two concerts in Cincinnati.”

* Author unknown - “By all these lovely tokens, September days are here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.”

* The Cynthiana Kentuckian, 13 S. Main Street, Sept. 11, 1969 - “William Webber, president of Webber Farms Inc., announced that the new name of the Webber Sausage Co. would be Webber Farms Inc. There will be no other change in the operation of the Webber Sausage Co. other than the name. In other announcements Webber stated that the first shipment of Webber Farms to Florida is enroute at press time. Webber also announced acquisition of Edwards Farms, Inc. of Lawrenceburg on the 21st of August.”

* John Updike - “The breezes taste of apple peel. The air is full of smells to feel ripe fruit, old footballs, drying grass, new books and blackboard chalk in class.”

* Cynthiana News, Jan. 7, 1869 - “J. & A. Fennell, Saddle, Harness Makers - Main Street, Opposite Commercial Bank. Cynthiana, Ky. Have constantly on hand a full assortment of Saddles and Harness, Trunks, Valises, Carpet Sacks, Bridles, Collars, Brushes, Combs, Spurs, Blankets and everything in the Saddle and Harness line. The public generally are invited to call and examine our stock for we are satisfied that we shall be able to give general satisfaction. J. & A. Fennell.”

* 1939 - “A Peach - Looks Good - With Lots Of Fuzz - But Man’s No Peach - And Never Wuz - Burma Shave”

What in this week’s Museum Musings appeals to you? Visit the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum to see old radios and equipment, a great display including a scrapbook related to Webber Farms and family, an impressive Fennell exhibit, even a Burma Shave sign, jar, and brush. The museum at 124 S. Walnut St. is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday - Saturday.