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Museum gears up for new season

A long, hard winter is over and because it is spring, we are back to open the Lawrence County Historical Museum at Sixth and Adams streets. The official opening day is Sunday, April 5. The hours are 1- 4 p.m.

Some things have changed. First, we have received our baby grand piano for the parlor. Also, the exhibit for the opening will be “Sports.” It will feature Dick Burdett, the author of “The Famous Waterloo Wonders” and “The Waterloo Wonders” who will sign copies of his books 1-3 p.m. He will also give a speech.

Don “Blondie” Sanders will show his albums of the 1940’s era Ironton High School basketball team. There will be books and photos to purchase.

The schedule for this season is

April 5 — Opening of the museum for the season

April 11 — Easter egg hunt (this is a Saturday)

May 23 — Appraisal fair

June 27 — The perfect flower bed, presented by the Ironton Garden Club

July 25 — Ice cream social

Aug. 29 — Meet the historical society ghost walk characters

Sept. 19 — Historical ghost walk at Woodland Cemetery.

Dec. 5 — Church walk

Dec. 12 — Cookies with Santa

To be announced — Christmas tea

Our officers for 2009 are president, Patricia Arrington, vice president, Peggy Karshner, secretary, Margaret Rehme, treasurer, Herb Brown.

Don’t forget to come and meet the Easter Bunny at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11.

When you visit the museum you will notice some changes this season. The museum will be beautiful as usual and there will be docents to welcome you. We are looking forward to seeing you.

On Easter the museum will be closed so you can attend the church of your choice.

Naomi Deer, trustee, Lawrence County Historical Society