Museum celebrates 25 yearsPublished 12:18am Sunday, October 6, 2013
The familiar Conestoga wagon jutted out in to the street. Music was being played and the aroma of food was in the air. Canopies blanketed the grassy area in front of the Lawrence County Museum as vendors sold their goods to curious onlookers.
The Lawrence County Museum turned 25 years old on Saturday and the aforementioned was all in honor of the milestone.
“It’s a neat day today,” Debbie Rogers, museum trustee, said. “It’s early. We are really just getting started.”
The 25th Anniversary Party Bean Dinner/Fundraiser featured live music by the gospel group The Ruggles Family and Us, Kentucky Memories and the Country Knights. There were also museum tours, Lawrence County pottery and the gift shop was open for business.
Vendors Silver-U-Wear, Creations by Emily, Thornton Custom Cabinets, Red Shoe Gallery and Scentsy were showcasing and selling their products as beans, cornbread, fried potatoes, hot dogs and desserts were served.
The event lasted from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and all proceeds go to the museum’s building fund.