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Museum season kicks off today

Today, April 5, is the first day of the 2009 season for the Lawrence County Historical Museum.

The “sports” exhibit is now in progress. Dick Burdett, the author of the “Famous Waterloo Wonders” and the “Waterloo Wonders,” also with John Neal, his marketing directing, is signing the books plus talking with the public.

Don “Blondie” Sanders is showing albums of the Ironton High School basketball team of the 1940s.

There are books and pictures available.

Next Saturday at 1 p.m. at the museum, the Easter Bunny and his crew will be here to entertain all the children who want to be present. Some eggs will have surprises in them.

Our trustees, Debbie Rogers, Fondalene Alfrey, Gail Webb, Bob Cleary, Betty Burcham, and myself, Naomi Deer, are busy making improvements around the museum.

Last Saturday, March 28, students at St. Joseph High School presented a program, “At the Joe.” They were very talented and I was very happy to attend the 33rd Variety Show of the St. Joseph High School.

Easter Sunday the museum will be closed. The preceding Friday and Saturday, the museum will be open to the public. We invite you to come visit us.

Historical Fact:

Early History of Ashland (Kentucky) by Charles Peebles.

Over in Hanging Rock, Ohio, back in 1853, in a dimly lit room a group of men were holding a meeting for the purpose of selecting a site on which to build a new town in what was known as the Hanging Rock Iron Region. M.T. Hilton, a civil engineer, was engaged to make a survey and map off the land into lots, under the supervision of Mr. John Campbell. It was these two gentlemen who saved Central park for the present Ashland to enjoy.