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Lawrence County museum to open Sunday

Tea with a famous lady, anyone?

The Lawrence County Historical Museum will open for the season Sunday.

Sunday’s offering will include a presentation by historian Kay Rader, who will reprise her role as woman ironmaster Nannie Kelly Wright. Rader portrayed Wright for the museum’s ghost walk at Woodland Cemetery last year. Visitors will be treated to tea as Rader tells Wright’s story.

The museum’s Wright exhibit has some new additions, historical society member Virginia Bryant said.

“We have a filing cabinet that was hers and a typewriter,” Bryant said. “And we have pictures of steamboats on the Ohio River. Nannie’s father operated steamboats on the Ohio River, the White Collar Line.”

The historical society is working on an offering this fall that will focus on the connection between Wright’s father, Washington Honshell, and railroad magnate Collis P. Huntington.

The military exhibit has some new additions as well.

One of the first museum events of the season will be the Victorian tea 2-4 p.m. May 15. It will include a vintage wedding dress style show. This event must be prepaid. The cost is $15. Those interested should call Bryant at 532-3514.

The museum will be open 1-4 p.m. Sunday and will be open 1-4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until late fall. It is at 506 S. Sixth St.