Saturday, November 21, 2015

Monday Night Program

Monday Night Program  at the Museum

            Noted adventurer and travel writer Allen Johnson will be the featured speaker at the meeting of the Lawrence County Historical Society on Monday, November 23, 7:00 p.m. at the museum in Lawrenceville. 
            Johnson, a native of Lawrenceville, will present a program on the history of Lawrenceville High School, his alma mater, from its beginnings at Old Central on 12th Street, to its current new campus on James Street.
            Johnson is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Ohio State University, and served as a communications engineer with the U.S. Air Force.  Over the past 50 years, he has flown over 6,000,000 miles, visited 54 countries, and, among his exploits, chased polar bears across the Canadian Artic and jogged the Great Wall of China.  Johnson is the author of 23 travel and adventure books.

            Admission is free and the public is invited.

When you are up on the square in Lawrenceville, check out the windows on the southwest corner of the square in Mike Neal's building.  D Burton, N King, K Fisher and I Jackman put the finishing touches on this this past Monday.  The theme is a Christmas wedding and spotlights our newest publication, Weddings Through the Ages, a look at the wedding customs and fashions in Lawrence County since the 1820's.   Over 250 photographs are included in the 132 page full color hardbound book with dust cover. To see if your relatives that were married in Lawrence County are in the book, check our website The full index is included there.  You can preorder at the Lunch and Learn program or stop by the museum on Mondays.  The book will be delivered before Christmas.  There will be only 100 printed so supplies are limited.  The price is $60 but it is a unique perspective on life in Lawrence County through the ages.  What a great Christmas present for a bride to be, your favorite genealogist or even yourself.  (Guys, if you don't what to get your wife, she would love a copy! WE won't tell when we see her either.)