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Museum ends another successful season

Another wonderful Sunday afternoon was held at the Lawrence County Museum this past weekend.

The Praise Band of the First Baptist Church visited us.

There were seven members under the direction of Phil Nunnery who is the music pastor at the First Baptist Church on Fifth Street in Ironton. Members were John Cook, Stephanie Kettel, Bret and Billie Evanich, Laura Kettle, Michael Smith and Robert Watson.

They would be glad to come to perform for other churches or organizations. Their music is of a worship manner.

This Sunday the choir of the First Presbyterian Church, under the direction of Sharon Bradshaw, will be at the museum at Sixth and Adams streets at 2 p.m.

This will be the last program we have this year. The museum will close Dec. 13 until next April.

This season we have had seven great programs with the performers showing us that Lawrence County have talented patrons.

We still have apple butter available. There is sweet and unsweetened apple butter. You can stop by Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 1 until 4 p.m.

Also we have items that can make good Christmas presents from Lawrence County. We have books, pottery, etc.

The part for the workers of the society will be Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. at Melini’s Restaurant. We would like to be together at the end of the season.

The annual meeting will be held at this time also. Officers will be voted on for the coming year. All members are welcome.

Historical Fact: Lawrence County Historical Society

The society was incorporated March 1925 with Fred Lester, Julius Anderson, Earle Stewart, John Adams, Charles Collett, C.J. McCarthy, Nellie Sharp, Ella Culbertson, Fred Wileman and J.P. Blanton as charter members.

In October 1987, the society obtained an option to purchase the Colonel Gray House as a county museum. During 1988 a membership and fund drive concluded with the purchase of the structure. The year 1989 has seen the first year of the operation of the museum.