It’s the week of King Korn Karnival! As always, there are so many activities going on but don’t forget Kornation has been moved to St. John’s school gym on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. Then, Friday is a whole day of activities including plenty of places to get great homemade food especially my annual Yumburger extravaganza. My kids and I will be walking in the Kiddie Parade on Friday afternoon at 1:15 p.m. down Main Street. The other big change is the Main Parade has been moved to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 13th! I always look forward to seeing as many of my friends as possible during the weekend. Check out their informative and updated website at http://www.kingkornkarnival.com/ to get all the details.
In related news, I received this great newsletter from the Cass County Historical Society Museum last week and thought I would include some of the highlights. Thanks to Margo Prentiss for sending me the email newsletter. During Korn Karnival, Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12, the museum will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and admission is free to all visitors. We will also have our annual used book sale and pie sale. Home made pies by the best cooks in Nebraska will be sold whole or by the piece. The used book sale contains many good books, including several on Nebraska and Cass County history. In addition, the Cook Log Cabin and Burlington Northern Caboose will be open on Saturday from 12:00 to 4:00.
The rest of the week, the museum will be open its regular hours, 12:00 to 4:00, Tuesday through Sunday.
We have installed two new exhibits in the Davis Conference Room. The Annual Exhibit of Kass Kounty King Korn Karnival Photographs and Memorabilia features many photos of floats, royalty, and special events as well as souvenirs such as ties and buttons. The other exhibit is entitled “Our Town: Plattsmouth, Photographs by Emil Weyrich”. This display is presented in conjunction with the Public Library's Big Read project featuring the books Our Town and The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder. Quotes from Our Town have been used in the labeling. The Karnival exhibit will be on view through October 4 and “Our Town” through November 7.
A model train, made of wood by Lloyd Cox of Dakota City, is on loan to us this month from Bill McCraw of Plattsmouth. The theme of the train is the 1930s and features Lenny and Denny, brothers of Mr. Cox, who road the rails during the Depression. The train will be on exhibit through October 4.
Smithsonian Museum Day, September 26
If you have neighbors or friends who are not members of the Historical Society, encourage them to visit on Saturday, September 26, when we participate in “Smithsonian Museum Day” and offer free admission to anyone who has a Smithsonian Museum Day Admission Card. The cards are in this month's Smithsonian Magazine or can be downloaded from the Museum Day website www.smithsonian.com This is a great way to introduce non-members to our museum as well as other museums in the area offering free admission that day.
Annual Meeting, Thursday, October 29
Mark your calendars for the Annual Meeting, Thursday, October 29, at Murray Christian Church. Following dinner and a business meeting, John Schleicher will present a program about Dr. Robert Ramsey Livingston. Watch for details in the Fall Newsletter which will be mailed in mid-September. (Personal note, I have seen John give this program and it is a fascinating look at early Plattsmouth!)
The pictures are from the Plattsmouth Cross Country Invitational last Thursday afternoon at Rhylander Park. It was very moving to watch all of the runners start off together for their races, it was an explosion of color, faces, and fast feet. I loved the tents that some of the schools set up and I was thrilled to see the number of out of town families that were here to support their local teams. What a great way to spend a beautiful September afternoon in Nebraska.