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1st Quarter July-September

This is our first online version of our Quarterly Newsletter! The information below is the same as what is sent out in the physical newsletter but with more visual elements. We hope you enjoy the online version of our newsletter and will check back for more in the future!

Membership Meeting

On June 17th we will have our General Membership Meeting. During this meeting we will elect our Board of Directors for the2024-27 term. The three members whose terms are up for nomination are: Mary Grable, Karen Bear and Kay Cox. The terms for the rest of the current Board Members are: 2022- 25—Randall Boyers, Scott Fields, Brian Canupp and 2023-26—Larry Benson, Jeff Kinney, Denise Marshall. Nominations will be accepted from the membership

during the meeting for consideration of adding or replacing Board Members. All members, as well as the general public, are urged to attend the meeting at 4:00 p.m. at the Museum.


Our 10th Great Museum Treasure Hunt is off to a great start! Beginning the first weekend of June and running through the last week of July, students in K-12 grades are encouraged to come to the Museum, locate the weekly artifact, answer questions, and receive a pizza certificate from Leono’s. In addition, each participant will be eligible for a weekly drawing of $10 from City Bank and Cookies from Avi’s Bakery. All participants are eligible for a final $250 grand drawing that will finish up the Treasure Hunt the end of July.

Our Junior History Club for 5th -9th graders have been very busy during the past school year. Thanks to Will Lucky, Mia Williams, Karen Bear and Larry Benson who have worked with these students. Check out our website and Facebook pages updates periodically. These students have chosen the artifacts that will be featured during the Treasure Hunt and will be active volunteers during the event.


This July will mark our 30th Anniversary as a Museum. We are planning a weeklong celebration beginning July 22, 2024. Currently, we will be on Coffee Break to kick off the week long festivities on that Monday. We are planning on being open each day from 10 AM—3 PM. A copy of Cromwell’s Comments will be handed out to those who visit during the week. Various raffles are under consideration. Check our website and Facebook pages for updates closer to the Anniversary week.


Collaboration with the Cynthiana Democrat

We are, also, planning on launching a new collaboration with the Cynthiana Democrat.

Hopefully, we will have an article each week, over the course of a month, featuring:


The Junior History Club activities


Updates from current Museum activity


 A blast from the past with reprints of the old “Museum Musings”


Artifact histories that have captured the interest of many visitors over the past 30 years


Book News

As an FYI, we have some new book offerings, thanks to Bill Penn. We have his most recent book on the Famous Horses who have lived in Harrison Co. His last

book about Railroads in Harrison Co. has been well received. Bill, also, has written a book about the REA in Harrison Co., as well as one on the Lost Buildings and the Schools of Harrison Co. We have his “Rebel Town” book too. Richard Anderson’s book, “South Fork of Licking” is available about the early days of Cynthiana. We, also, have Laura Derr’s book about the Tobacco Wars in Harrison Co. And, of course, the standard Chronicles of Cynthiana, This Old House, and Cromwell’s Comments.


The Harrison County Historical Society has reprinted the Harrison County Family Histories book. We have copies available at the Museum for $60 if picked up at the Museum or $70 if mailed. It may be the Father’s Day gift you are looking for!!


Harrison County Historical Society

On another note, The Harrison County Historical Society is kind enough to include news from

the Trust about the Museum in their Newsletters. If you are not a member of the Historical

Society, you may want to consider joining. You may check the Historical Society out on their

website. Membership forms are, also, available at the Museum. Denny Lipscombe is the

president and has many informative programs planned. The September meeting will have a

program on the One Room Schools in Harrison County.


Join Us!

If you are not a member of the our Cynthiana/Harrison County Trust, Inc.,

please consider joining our group. Applications may be found here, on our website,

or may be picked up at the Museum.

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