Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Story and Photos by TCM Ed Emmons
An elaborate gold frame containing the pictures of Thomas Jefferson Davis and his wife Susan Fisher are on display at the Museum, along with a "Gold Headed" cane, that he received as a gift on his 76th Birthday. The date was November 23, 1907. Davis who was from Tremont, was Tazewell Counties first male born settler. He later became one of the Counties wealthiest farmers.
Also contained in the shelf below the photo, is the cane, his obituary, and his family history.
This was all Donated by Bonnie Jean Davis Woolley.
ALSO IN THE MUSEUM
Please come out to the Tazewell County Museum and see what we have! You will be surprised and amazed! We are open on Monday and Wednesday's from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Tazewell County Museum volunteer Barbara Tidaback displays a Bear Claw Pattern Quilt, over 100 years old. Sewn completely by hand, the Quilt was done by Barbara's Great Aunt, Minnie Lee Goth. The Quilt was never out of the original package until recently. Unfortunately due to a lack of space and conditions, the Quilt will not be on display, at least for now.