Blog Entries - April 2018

Harmon Museum

Posted on: April 21, 2018

Check out this video of Harmon Museum.

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Thomas Best Clock and Portrait

Local History: Thomas Best

Posted on: April 14, 2018
Tags: Clock, Thomas Best, Clock Maker

Thomas Best, Jr. was a silversmith, jeweler and clock works maker. He and his wife, Margaret Manley Best migrated to Lebanon from Cincinnati sometime before 1808. Thomas was the son of Thomas Best, Sr. a noted early Cincinnati silversmith. Advertisements in

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Col. Lewis Drake

Local History: Col. Drake

Posted on: April 14, 2018
Tags: Col. Drake

Another "dusty old thing" from the 25 items we are showcasing at the Harmon Museum. This is Colonel Lewis Drake, an early pioneer to Warren County who came from Pennsylvania on horseback with his first wife. Legend has it he participated in a shooting contest

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Tiffany Silver

Local History: Thomas Corwin

Posted on: April 14, 2018
Tags: Tiffany Silver, Thomas Corwin, Mexican War, California

If you don’t count Woody Harrelson or Neil Armstrong, Lebanon's most famous citizen to date would be Thomas Corwin.  When he was about four years old Thomas' father, Matthias Corwin, moved his family from Kentucky to Warren County purchasing

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Durbin Ward Pistols

Local History: Durbin Ward

Posted on: April 12, 2018
Tags: Durbin Ward, Civil War, Pistols, Glendower

These are Brigadier General Durbin Ward's pistols which he carried during the Civil War. Durbin Ward was a law partner of Thomas Corwin. He was also a Democrat and a state's rights advocate. Everybody thought he would sit out the Civil War; Democrats were all

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