Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall Events- Mark your Calendars

Many things are happening at the Historical Society in the next few months. Get your calendars now and mark these events....(Don't tell me next time you see me---"I wanted to come but I forgot.')


  1. If you haven't stopped by our booth at the Fall Festival by the monument on the Courthouse Square there is still time to do that every evening this week 4:30-6:30 and  Saturday afternoon. Our newest book Lawrence Lore Vol. 2 will be for sale, as well as the Lawrence County Photo Contest Calendars. 
  2. Our Monthly program at the museum on Sept 22 at 7:00 pm will feature Anne Marie Marx, owner of Jewel Craft Jewelers in Vincennes, speaking about the Wabash pearls, and also about the button industry.  She will bring exhibits to enhance her lecture.  Mark your calendars so you don't forget! Members and guests are welcome. 
  3. A new Lunch and Learn series will begin this fall at the museum. (Remember how much fun you had at the wedding show, ladies?)  The first luncheon will be October 1 at 11:30am  at the museum and  is called  'Bitz of Glitz--What's in your Jewelry Box?'   The program including lunch will last about an hour.  Tickets for soup, salad, and dessert are $10@ or you may bring your own lunch.  Two collectors of vintage jewelry will be sharing their passion and collections so you won't want to miss this event!  Call 618-943-4317 or 618-945-9573 to make reservations...seating is limited. (The Committee tells me they  have to know how much soup to order from Pea-fections of Vincennes  so please call now if you are planning on eating......) 
  4. Back by popular demand again this fall is the Black History tour! Carl and Larry Curry have a few surprises in store for this year for tour participants so even if you attended last year, you should go again this year! On October 4, there will be two tours, one at 9:00 am and one at 11:30 am  leaving from the Museum (corner of 12th and State Lawrenceville). A  handicapped- accessible bus will be used  and the tour will last about 2 hours. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Museum from the Chamber.  Seating is extremely limited so reservations should be made as soon as possible.  (Last year we were sold out!) 
  5. Many of you have seen the website www.lawrencelore.org with its history of businesses around the downtown square.  Plans are being made for walking tours to share these stories. (Remember the Sumner Cemetery tours?)   More details will follow.  If you are interested in joining a tour tell a Society member so we will know how many tours to plan. 
  6. The Chamber will be relocating their office sometime this fall and we will need volunteers to help us keep the museum open.  We are doing really exciting things as you can see from the above list so please volunteer a few hours each week to assist us in preserving  Lawrence County's history.  ( Oh yes,, and monetary donations to pay the utility bills would be helpful as well...I was told to say that by the Treasurer.)