Hi, each Thursday I volunteer a few hours at the Museum and will post a summary of the days events. Glad you could stop by……..my name is Ron Thomas and I want to invite you to stop by and see us at the Fleming County Covered Bridge Museum on Thursday’s or Saturdays……………I think you will find lots of interesting memorabilia, nostalgic and informative historical information about Fleming County and all the folks who lived here in the past.
We had an interesting visitor at the museum Thursday, Oct. 11.Mark Meade works with the state Natural Resources in the area of abandoned mines.
He admitted he had never worked in Fleming County on these matters and this was his first visit to the county.
While here, Mark and I carried on a conversation about the persistence of the belief and legend in Kentucky about valuable minerals and the chance to find them.
Our conversation included such interesting topics as John Swifts silver Mine to the numerous drilling attempts for oil, the uranium prospecting craze which included Fleming County in the 1950s, to the old stories of the soil at Bluebank in Fleming County as having possibilities for diamonds. Mark gave slight credence to the possibility of diamonds in Elliott County, as he and I shared that we both had visited a diamond operation attempt there (my visit way back in the 60s).
My other work at the museum today consisted of arranging in some concise way, access to the clippings of Jean Calvert’s “Museum Musings”. We had donated many years of these by the lady long associated with the museum in Maysville.
There was also an inquiry for yearbooks from the Ewing schools.
Anyone with information on these from several years back, please inform the museum.
The Fleming County Covered Bridge Museum will be expanding the number of hours we are open, thanks to volunteer, Ron Thomas. Ron will be at the museum on Thursdays from 10:00 – 2:00. We appreciate Ron’s willingness to work. We hope that some of you who may not be able to come down on Saturdays, will now have the opportunity to visit on Thursdays. We encourage you to come and “stay awhile” by opening up the cabinets and looking through some of the scrapbooks, books and genealogy resources which we have. We think that you will find lots of interesting information.
The Fleming County Museum Society
Dr. Orloff G. Miller
Sunday, October 24, 2010
At the Museum, 119 East Water St. Flemingsburg
Dr. Miller will lecture on research techniques for deeds, warrants, and war veteran awards of land with emphasis on those typically found in Mason and Fleming County records. He will also discuss the historical surveying methods employed to establish the boundaries of the tracts.
Orloff G. Miller received his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. He cross trained in archeology, American history and “vernacular” architecture.
Since moving to the Ohio River valley in 1991, Orloff has documented literally hundreds of archeology sites, architectural resources, battlefield landscapes and community memories throughout the region.
He has recently done explorations of grist mill sites in Mason County, and has expressed an interest in the several mill place-names in Fleming County.
Dr. Miller is the Principal of Orloff G. Miller Consulting, a firm working primarily in cultural resource management.
Fleming County Covered Bridge Museum
PO Box 12
119 E. Water Street
Flemingsburg, KY 41041
Open Saturdays from 12 – 4 PM during the months of March through December, or other times by appointment. Open by appointment only during the months of January and February. Tour groups welcome – call today and make arrangements for your group to visit!
Admission is free but donations are always appreciated.
Open since late 2006, the Fleming County Covered Bridge Museum is organized and run entirely by volunteers from the Fleming County Museum Society. The Fleming County Museum Society is dedicated to preserving the history of Fleming County through the education of the general public and the display of items related to the county’s development. You can join the FCMS for an annual contribution of $2 for Students, $5 for Seniors (65 and over), $15 for Individuals, or $25 for Families.