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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

You Are Invited: Fort Thomas Museum Will Hold Open House on Sunday, June 4, 2017

The ornament. 
As part of the city’s celebration of its 150th birthday, the Fort Thomas Military and Community History Museum will hold an Open House on Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

 Although the commissioned statue of General Thomas will not be ready just yet, the museum has received the generous donation of a new portrait of General Thomas that will be unveiled at 2:30 PM during the Open House.  This gracious donation by attorney Jim Galbreath and his wife Sandra is different from any of the portraits currently in our collection and will be a wonderful addition to the museum.

In addition to the unveiling, the museum will also be introducing a limited edition ornament of the Community Center, better known to most of us as the Mess Hall.  This polished, pewter-finish ornament is 3-dimensional and is the first in a planned series of ornaments commemorating iconic structures in the fort and in the city.  The cost is $20 per ornament payable by cash or check with proper ID.

If you’ve never been to the museum in Tower Park before, this is a chance to take a quick peek and plan a longer visit.  If you have visited in the past, come by and see the changes.  The Beverly Hills room remains especially poignant as this year is the 40th anniversary of the tragedy.  The rotating exhibit rooms feature a selection from our collection of original WWI and WWII propaganda posters called the Art of War.  The military room on the first floor is crammed full of artifacts and memorabilia spanning the Spanish-American War through WWII.  The community room illustrates bits and pieces from the defensive batteries of the Civil War before we were a city, artifacts from the long-gone Altamont Hotel, illustrations and information about the infamous Pearl Bryan murder, and documents and pictures telling the tale of the life and death of a family-owned grocery store typical of several scattered throughout Fort Thomas.

You may enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks while docents answer your questions.  Come. Explore. It’s fun.

There is a bit of interesting history here.

1 comment:

  1. Will you post the regular museum hours of operation? The sign in front of the musuem is not legible from the street as you drive by.