Window dressing

By RUSS HATTER Asst. Curator Capital City Museum Published:

If you are out and about in the downtown area take notice of the photo display in the old Mucci building windows at 239 West Main. The Capital City Museum in conjunction with Downtown Frankfort, Incorporated has filled the storefront windows with memories of Main Street. Soon we will have images of St. Clair placed in a vacated storefront on the former mall, too.

The enlarged pictures of Frankforts past have been restored and processed by Gene Burch and mounted by Nicky Hughes and David Clinkenbeard. Burch and I have compiled a special road-show presentation of Main and St. Clair Street images and have recently shown them to the Capital City Retired Teachers Association and will soon present them at the North Fork Baptist Church and at an upcoming meeting of the East Frankfort Kiwanis Club.

Having in our possession the huge collection of local images has provided us with remarkable tools for learning about Frankfort and Franklin County. We are able to launch out to schools, churches, and civic clubs, telling the story of Frankfort through the photographic collection.

We often utilize technology enlarging the images showing in greater detail the configuration of views long since gone or changed through the years. We could not have done this without the generous community-wide response in donations. We are always looking for more photographs to scan that enable us to learn and share more about our community.

If you wish to help us with photos, mementos, city and church directories, local historical items please call me at (502) 830-1808 or by e-mail at rush@mis.net. The Capital City Museum at 325 Ann St. is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and is handicap accessible.

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