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The Great Museum Treasure Hunt 2023!

The 2023 Great Museum Treasure Hunt 

The Cynthiana Harrison County Museum just concluded this summer’s Great Museum Treasure Hunt which hosted 140 K-12 students over the 8-week summer event. This year’s hunt focused on “Tools of Living” sending kids to look throughout the museum for tools that aided in the areas of farming, homemaking, survival, construction, medicine, transportation, freezing/refrigeration and utilities. Those 140 kids made 404 visits to hunt for the artifacts and learn about local history during the months of June and July. Of those 140 children, 41 became members of this year’s “Persistent Pursuers Club”. The Club honors those artifact hunters who participated in at least 4 of the 8 weekends of the hunt. Nine of those Persistent Pursers had perfect attendance participating in all 8 weeks! They all received a special club certificate. Each weekend every participant received a coupon for a free mini pizza from Leono’s Restaurant and a voucher for a free ice cream cone from our Cynthiana Dairy Queen. As two of the event’s major sponsors these two local businesses gave 404 free pizzas and ice cream cones to the kids. What tremendous support! Participants who won the weekly Cookies and Cash drawing took home 4 jumbo cookies and $10.00 cash provided by sponsors Avi’s Oven Art and City National Bank. The Great Museum Treasure Hunt’s 2023 Grand Prize Winner this summer was Cooper Harney, an 8th grader at HCMS and son of Rachel and Matt Harney. He received a $250 check sponsored by The Cynthiana Harrison County Museum

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

Leono's Restaurant, Cynthiana Dairy Queen, City National Bank, Avi's Oven Art, and The Cynthiana Democrat.



What is a Persistent Pursuer?

To become a Persistent Pursuer, students must participant in 4 or more weekly treasure hunts at the museum & get special rewards!

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 Winner of the GMTH '23 Grand Prize was 
Cooper Harney, son of Rachel and Matt Harney. He is an 8th grader at Harrison County Middle School Harrison County KY. 

             2023 Persistent Pursuers

Arwyn Batson, Banyon Batson, Brynlee Batson, Lucy Benson, Peyton Boisseau
Camryn Burns, Kendyl Burns, Cooper Crew, Payton Crew, Reagen Cres, Hank 
Davis, Hannah Davis, Heather Davis, Cora Dennisten, Abram Gaunce, Addlyn Gaunce, Lily Hamm, Isaiah Hill, Addy Hunt, Hagen Hunt, Ellie Jones, Gabriel Jones, John Kevin, Charleigh Koch, Delaney Koch, Sutton Koch, Atlas Linville, Alex Mattox, Ruby Mattox, Avery Muntz, Madelynn Muntz, Mason Nance, Mikana Nance, Aniya Nelson, Nolan Norcross, Charlie Peel, Annsley Philpot, Abigail Powers, Isaac Powers, Brock Scott, Brock Wade, Kamden Wade, and Myiah Withrow!

             Congratulations To Everyone!


                 Persistent Pursuers                       Landon & Brooke Kinney

Tanner Stroub, Persistent Pursuers Perfect Attendance for 3 Years!

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