Hardin County Historical Museum, Inc. Update

I wanted to take this opportunity to give an update on activities here at the museum. Summer is a busy time for everyone and the museum in no exception. In June, we held our annual fundraiser at The Burnison Barn on Fairground Road. For the past 10 years, the event has been held at the Armory here in Kenton but this year we decided to do things a little differently. The event was held on the Hardin County Heritage Farm property and was well attended. We had over 100 guests join us for Pig Eaters BBQ and to listen to the Whitaker Brothers. We also held a live auction with auctioneer Steve Eaton to raise money for the museum. The event was a success and we look forward to doing it again next year. Thank you to all of our sponsors who helped to make the event possible.
At the Sullivan-Johnson House, we are currently working on developing a new exhibit. It will feature artifacts and stories from the Civil War. Jacob Parrott’s and Delano Moray’s Medal of Honor has been moved back downstairs so that it is available for everyone to view when visiting the museum. The exhibit will contain artifacts from Brig. General James S. Robinson as well as Jacob Parrott and Delano Moray. Other items such as tintypes and letters will also be on display.
The Hardin County Fair is fast approaching and the volunteers are beginning to brainstorm about our fair booth. Our volunteers always do an excellent job with the fair booth and we look forward to seeing what they come up with. On Saturday of the fair, September 9, the museums is sponsoring a prehistoric artifact show in The Burnison Barn. The show will be from 9:00am-2:30pm and is open to the public. There will be no admission charge. If you are an arrowhead and artifact collector and are interested in setting up a table, please check out our website at hardinmuseusms.org for information on who to contact or call the museum.
The museum still has prints of June at High Ridge available for purchase. If you are interesting in purchasing one of these beautiful prints, please contact Linda or Sheena at the museum. We also have Pat Gamby prints of Christmas at the Sullivan-Johnson for sale as well. There are also books available on Kenton Toys.
As always, we thank everyone who helps to support the museum. The doors of the museum would not stay open without our membership fees, donations, and grant money. If you are interested in helping to preserve Hardin County history for future generations and would like to become a member please call the museum, check out our website, or better yet stop in and see us. We would love to chat with you about our membership options and our Hardin County History Fund.
Hardin County Historical Museums, INC.
223 N Main Street Kenton, OH 43326
Linda Iams, Director director@hardinmuseums.org
Sheena Striker, Assistant Director sheena@hardinmuseums.org