Community News: Historical Society News (5/29/17)

The Clay County Historical Society will meet June 5 in the lower level of the museum. The guest speaker will be Andy Lohrman, a local beekeeper and new bee supply store owner. Andy has done extensive research about beekeepers from the 1800’s and has incorporated that knowledge into today’s beekeeping. He has also developed some inventions of his own in the care and extraction of bees. Lohrman was instrumental in starting the Clay County Bee Keepers Club and has served on the Indiana Beekeepers Association Board. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

The Society also has two special events planned for July. On July 6 at 6 p.m. a special program will be presented by Benson and Rice Storytellers, an outreach program of Sudley United Methodist Church in Manassas, Virginia. They will tell the true story of a young Union Solider who was left for dead at the Sudley Church after the First Battle of Manassas, and a second man, a local farmer who saved the soldier’s life, whom would later serve in the Confederate Calvary. The two soldiers dressed in full Union and Confederate uniforms reminisce about their lives, serving on opposite sides and their enduring friendship. This is an award-winning presentation that has been shown at many Civil War programs and history clubs. One of the presenters, Fred Eckstein, is also the nephew of Society members Fredia and Ed Modesitt. A special invitation is extended to all.

The second event will be July 10, our annual Summer Movie Night at the Walnut Theatre. The movie, beginning at 7 p.m., will be “Movers and Stakers” a film that features the history and importance of US 40, a National Scenic By-Way and All-American Road. Plans are still being made and more information will be released soon. There will be no membership meeting at the museum this night. Let’s see if we can fill the theater for this free show! Concessions will be available by the theater.

The Historical Society is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 1…

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