The museum board dedicated the grand-reopening event in memory of our president Bob Smith who passed away October 30th, 2022. It was his dearest wish to get the museum organized for reopening as soon as we could manage it. Thanks to grants and donations and many hours of hired and volunteered labor, we were ready to open it up to the public. There was a chili or soup lunch with peanut butter or pimento cheese sandwiches. Also a direct sell of desserts and items. The museum as open from 11am-4pm and visitors could tour the museum, stay and read through documents, sit and talk a while and eat together.
The Santa's Workshop activities retuned to the museum's campus this year. Weather was perfect and the new outdoor classroom shelter was an excellent location for all the activities. With the Christmas Spirit Committee, Museum board members, ladies from the Republican Women's Club, and friendly volunteers, the events were a hit with the kids and families. Kids could color a picture, build a craft, write their letters to Santa and place them in the mailbox, have a cut of hot chocolate and a cookie. They could even go to the supervised fire pit and roast a marshmallow on a stick. Also available were free horse drawn buggy rides around the museum. One huge addition to this years events were all the lovable characters dancing around for kids to meet and get their photos taken with. They included Mickie and Minnie Mouse, Elf on a Shelf, Rudolph the Reindeer, the Grinch, and Frosty the Snowman. Actives were all free for the kids and directly after the workshop was the Christmas Spirit Parade down Main Street.
Photos by Just Jessica Photography, Beattyville Main Street, and Beattyville/Lee County Tourism.
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Museum Board Members
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Everett Lee Marshall
Board Members in loving memory:
Bob Smith 10/30/22
Rhonda Estes 9/20/21
Edna G. Crabtree 2/15/21