Museum’s annual Trolley Tours resume tonight, continue through May

Published 10:52 am Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Bluegrass Heritage Museum’s annual trips into history will add a fourth stop as the annual program starts again.

For at least six years, the museum hosted its Trolley Tour program in May to coincide with Preservation Month, Museum Director Sandy Stults said.

“I look forward to all of them,” Stults said. “I can’t pick out one.

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“We want to bring attention to preserving our past.”

Stults said they just added a fourth tour for the night of May 30 to visit First Baptist Church on Highland Street and Broadway Christian Church. At each stop, presenters will discuss the history of the churches as well as preservation efforts for both buildings.

The tours begin tonight at 6 p.m. with a tour of the waste treatment center at Lower Howard’s Creek to learn how the facility works. On May 16, the tour will stop at the Hubbard Taylor Cemetery and Spring Hill.

The cemeteries are both receiving preservation awards this year, she said.

By popular demand, the tour will return to Joan Meyer’s home, which dates to the 1790s. When the tour first went there in 2013, there were a lot of people who wanted to go but couldn’t. This year, there’s already a waiting list, Stults said.

The Meyer trip is a rare repeat, she said. The other tours are new, as they were in previous years.

“People give me suggestions or I jot things down throughout the year,” Stults said. “Then it’s sitting down and thinking about what we have and what’s preserved. Harry Enoch and Jerry Cecil are really helpful in coming up with tours.

The tours are $10 per person and leave from the museum at 6 p.m. The exception is the May 23 tour, which is $20 and includes a box supper.

There is only space for 28 people per tour, based on the size of the bus, and reservations are strongly recommended. For more information or to make reservations, call the museum at 745-1358.

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