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Hancock County Museum; open every Sunday

  The Hancock County Museum, located at 110 River St. in Hawesville, will be now be open every Sunday from April-October from 2-4 p.m., with the exception of holidays. Monthly Meetings Monthly meetings are every 3rd Tuesday of the month. The Hancock County Historical Society meets at 5:30 p.m., and the Hancock County Museum meets…

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Local artifacts displayed at 2nd annual Museum Open House

The Christmas Open House at the Hancock County Museum was a success again this year. There was a good turnout of people enjoying the lovely Christmas decorations, music, refreshments and many displays. The museum caboose was decked out with greenery and a beautiful Christmas tree, along with interesting local historical artifacts for patrons to view…

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Getting to know you; Bruce Pryor, Jr.

  Bruce Pryor, Jr., from Hawesville, known affectionately as “Brucie” to his family and friends, just celebrated his 44th birthday on Monday. Bruce is an amazing and inspiring person for all who are blessed to know this man. Since age 21, he has chosen to live as independently as possible despite the challenges of cerebral…

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Hancock County Museum Open House; November 25th

Hancock County Museum 2nd Annual Open House The 2nd Annual Hancock County Museum Christmas Open House will be on Saturday, November 25th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be FREE tours, FREE refreshments, music and a Drawing for a Door Prize! The Hancock County Museum is located at 110 River Street in Hawesville. …

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Nathan & Tina Powers; Historians of the Year

  The Hancock County Historical Society awarded Nathan & Tina Powers with the honor of 2023 Historians of the Year at the 50th Anniversary Celebration in Hawesville on Saturday, September 16th. President Charlene Corley presented the couple with the award, and they each delivered very heartfelt acceptance speeches to a crowd of around 50 people.…

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Elizabeth F Grant (Libby)

  Elizabeth F Grant (Libby), 104, of Owensboro, KY went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 2, 2023 at the Heartford House.  Libby was born in Lewisport, KY on July 1, 1918 to the late Joseph Haywood and Nancy Smith Pate. She moved away from Kentucky during World War II and served…

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Antique pre-Civil War musket discovered at Hancock County Museum

By C. Josh Givens Steve Harmon, a longtime volunteer at the Hancock County Museum, recently opened up a storage closet at the converted 1901 Hawesville train depot and discovered an exciting artifact – an 1840 model Springfield musket. “It was leaning in the corner of the closet,” Harmon said. “It’s quite a valuable piece of…

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Hancock County Museum Re-opening Event April 27

   It’s time to open up the Hancock County Museum again for the year! The re-opening event will be on Wednesday, April 27, from 2:00 to 4:00. Jessica Page, of Hawesville Baptist Church, will be singing and playing guitar at 3:00. Everyone is welcome. She will be playing gospel, folk, and country music. The 2022…

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Hancock County Museum opens Sunday

Museum opens Sunday—Richard Waitman will be the speaker at the museum this Sunday 2-4. Painters have been getting the building in good shape. If anyone is interested in telling stories about the communities where you grew up or other stories of interest in Hancock County please contact 270-927-8721 or 270-295-6561. We would also welcome musical…

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