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April 15, 2013

Bicentennial exhibit to be displayed at Padgett Museum

Annual brunch slated for May 5

NEW ALBANY — The introduction of an exhibit focusing on New Albany’s bicentennial celebration will highlight the Padgett Museum’s annual spring brunch this year. 

“We have a lot of items that have been donated to the museum,” said Floyd County Historian David Barksdale of the new exhibit. 

He added many of the items that will be on display were also garnered from the personal collections  of members of the Floyd County Historical Society. 

The exhibit spans various anniversaries New Albany has celebrated since its 1813 incorporation, as memorabilia and collectibles will be displayed including items from the city’s sesquicentennial in 1963. 

“A lot of the people will still remember that celebration,” Barksdale said. 

Plates, programs and commemorative cigarette lighters are among the items that were collected by the museum for the displays. 

The exhibit will be on display through December, and will be officially introduced to the public during the Padgett Museum’s May 5 brunch. 

The brunch is slated for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the museum, which is located at 509 W. Market St. Tickets for the brunch can be purchased on the day of the event, and are $15 for adults and $7.50 for children. 

Patticakes and Pies will cater the event. 

Some of the  Civil War displays that have been on showcase at the museum will continue to be shown in conjunction with the bicentennial exhibit. 

The Padgett Museum is open on Saturdays  from 1 to 3 p.m., and admission is free though donations are accepted. 

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