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Museum to reopen on Nov. 2

Busy, busy, busy. It is time to get ready for the Victorian Christmas at the Lawrence County Historical museum. The museum is now closed to the public until Sunday, Nov. 2. Decorated trees and fancy decorations are springing up all around. Each room has a special theme and is decorated by different members.

Each Sunday afternoon, when the museum is opened for the season, special entertainment will be featured. Each Sunday will be announced who will participate in the Ironton Tribune. The museum will later be closed on Dec. 14 until April 2009 when it reopens.

Nov. 22 is the Christmas tea. Call Virginia Bryant at (740) 532-3514 to get your ticket. Each ticket is $15 and is to be paid for in advance. A style show will be presented during the tea. This is a highlight of the Christmas season.

Congratulations to “Bloom in Ironton.” The trees are turning to fall colors and the flowers are still blooming. The museum looks really pretty with its lawn being taken care of by the Ironton Flower Club. Ironton looks so pretty when driving down the streets under the colorful trees.

Historical fact: Some of the first settlers of Aid Township were Nathan Payton, John Cannon, William Nelson, Lawrence Delawder, Joshua Willis, etc.

In 1800, the first cabin was built by Captain John, a red man, and Andy Friend, a white man. They were both squatters, and made their living by hunting and trapping along John’s Creek. The actual settlement, however, was made at Marion in 1815.