Lawrence County Museum of History

Lawrence County Museum of History & Edward L. Hutton Research Library

Museum Corner 2019
Can a crown be made of feathers

Museum Corner 2018—celebrates Lawrence County’s Bicentennial
We were not the first to live here
Palestine was the County's First Seat of Justice
Bedford was the Second County Seat—Shawswick Township
Time marches on—Historic houses remain—Shawswick Township
Time traveling—Bedford 1840s—Shawswick Township
Much ado about township organization—Bono Township
Railroads big part of Marion Township history—Marion Township
Limestone runs deep in county history—Shawswick and Indian Creek Township
• Indian Creek Township town lost to the ages—Indian Creek Township
• A Bicentennial Look at Marshall Township—Marshall Township
• Springville Boom Became a Gentle Murmur—Perry Township
• Bicentennial tour of townships continues—Pleasant Run and Spice Valley

The Seedling Patch newsletter
One of the benefits of being a museum member is receiving the quarterly newsletter, The Seedling Patch. The Seedling Patch publication is available both digitally and in print. Individual copies of The Seedling Patch newsletters are also available for a fee at the museum gift shop.

Spring 2018, Vol. III, No. 58

Captain William Day, A Life of Service
Historic Limestone “Castle” in Bedford [Norton Mansion 1415 15thSt.]
A Personal Letter from Palestine [written by Rollin C. Dewey in 1821]
Indiana Rangers in Sourthern Indiana Territory [circa 1810]
Distric Ranger’s Daughter Visits Museum [Forestry] Exhibit
Genealogy Querries [Morren and O’Bryan]
Poor Farm inmate records, Part 8 [Lawrence County]

 Summer 2018, Vol. III, No. 59

McClelland picture 1913­­­
James McClelland
Carpenter Body Works
Harriet “Hattie” Gregory Coulter [Hospitals for the Insane]
Bigger’s Trading Post
Leatherwood Creek 
Early Lawrence county Settlers
Poor Farm inmate records, Part 9 [Lawrence County]

Fall 2018, Vol. III, No. 60

Cornerstone Ceremony (Lawrence County Courthouse] 1930
Laying the Cornerstone
Bicentennial Time Capsule
Lawrence County’s First Settlers and Its First Town [Leesville/Bono]
Gas Stations and the Model A
From the Lawrence County Poor Farm to Hollywood [Ida Blackwell/Hoot Gibson]
Old Kentucky and Indiana Road map [Indian Creek/ Boone Holler]
Did Rockport Road follow the route of the old Indian trail called the Yellow Bank Trail?
Poor Farm inmate records, Part 10 [Lawrence County]

Winter 2018-19, Vol. III, No. 61

Included in this issue:
Michael and Elizabeth Mooney Malott
Larry and Janet King receive museum’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Limestone bust of Abraham Lincoln and Carver Jesse D. Corbin
Winters Long Ago
A Nineteenth Century Scam
The Death of Palestine
Alhorn’s Grocery
Lawrence County Poor Farm records
Mapping Lawrence County: An Annotated Bibliography 1818-1941
Books for Sa

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