Be sure to stop by the museum when you go to Tower Park the July 4th celebration. Stop in to visit - yes, it’s air conditioned - but also to browse and buy some books. The museum will be open for about three hours following the parade on July 4 and will be open from 12:00 to 4:00 on Thursday through Saturday and 1:00 to 5:00 on Sunday, July 9. While you’re there, be sure to check out some of the new displays. There’s a lot of history in that little building.
The Fort Thomas Military and Community History Museum is holding a book sale from July 4-9! Deanna Beineke, museum director, says, “We have a surplus of books and no more room to store them. Civil War, WWI, WWI, biographies, cookbooks, general military histories, genealogy tips and a few rarities that we cannot justify keeping. Prices are reasonable -- nothing over $5 (for practically new coffee table books) and bargains aplenty.”
The museum has a few big projects coming up. Beineke adds that they want to digitize the many years of Fort Thomas Living; “I am looking for grants to help with that.” she says. “ That is more than 40 years of contemporary history that we cannot afford to lose. We are also hoping to transfer a number of VHS tapes to DVD -- band concerts and a variety of programs produced mainly by the schools.”
Mass markets and magazines will be 50 cents or 3/$1; trades will be $1; hardbacks will be $2 if in excellent condition, $1 if obviously worn; sets will be $5.00.
The sale begins on Wednesday, July 4. Someone will be at the museum for 2-3 hours following the parade. Then we will have the books available during our regular hours from Thursday-Sunday, July 9.