Lawrence County Museum of History

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

"An Architectural Gem in Natural Stone:" 

Before America's Great Depression and during the heyday of Lawrence County's limestone industry, Harry Easton's limestone production studio completed the largest carving project cut by Bedford craftsmen--the enormous exterior columns for the National Archives building in Washington, D.C. Easton's grandson, Bob Easton created an exhibit of historic photograph documenting the people and the work that made these beautiful Corinthian columns a reality.

To view Easton' interview with Marla Jones as they discuss the Bedford and Lawrence County Limestone Industry, go to:


"Limestone carving"

An exhibit in the gallery honored historic sculptors Frank Arena, Charles Morton Dodd, August Mack and Tom Watson as well as contemporary sculptor, Terry Kirkman. 

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