Lunch & Learn Project
A Lunch and Learn series began in the fall of 2014. The programs lasted about one hour to allow business women to attend during their lunch hour. Held on the first Wednesday of October, November and December tickets were sold out immediately. The venue was changed from the Museum to the meeting room at the Lawrence County Public Librar. Initially a lunch of soup, salad, and dessert was included in the ticket price but by the Fall of 2015, a more expanded catered lunch was served. In addition to featuring a speaker, each program included ‘A Museum Moment,’ wherein the Museum Director showed recent additions to the Society’s Collections and the librarian from the County’s library reviewed books relevant to the topic of the Program.
Lunch & Learn Programs Fall 2017 Series
The 4th Annual Lunch and Learn Series kicked off at the Lawrence Public Library
on October 4, 2017. Opening the season was Maple Hill Restoration group from
Mt. Carmel, with a program about how they refinish, rebuild and transform old pieces of furniture into pieces that a family will treasure for years to come. A slide show of before and after photographs entertained the ladies after a delicious lunch had been served.
Lunch & Learn Programs Back by Popular Demand Fall 2016 Series
The first Wednesdays of October, November and December, 2016, saw the return of the popular Lawrence County Historical Society’s Lunch and Learn Series. In October, during the Smithsonian’s visit, Anne-Marie Marx from Jewel Craft Jewelry store located in Vincennes, presented a program about Wabash Pearls. In November, Judith Phipps’ program featured Currier and Ives and why their prints were so popular with our grandmothers’ generation. Christmas music and stories about Christmas carols were presented by Sue Gerhart and Rose Robeson at the December luncheon. A delicious lunch, catered by Kay Holsher, was served following the program each month.
Music of Irving Berlin
December 2015 - Fall Series
Rose Robeson and Sue Gerhart provided the musical program featuring the music of Irving Berlin for the Christmas Lunch and Learn Event. A special menu had been prepared.
The Ladies who make this event happen are:
L to R: Donna Burton, Kaye Fisher, Irene Jackman, Charlene Abel, Nancy King and Jane Cunningham. Esther Hensley is not pictured but without her the table decorations would not be nearly as lovely. Flossie Price also helped but we needed her to take the photograph.
Language of Flowers
November 2015 - Fall Series
On November. 4, 2015 Bill Collins of ROOT'S Flowers in Lawrenceville presented the LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS to about 50 ladies at the second Lunch and Learn program in the 2015 Series. Held at the Public Library, Ms. T. Tucker, librarian, shared books about the topic, and several vintage purses were presented during the Museum Moment by Ms. I. Jackman. Bill arranged a table decoration in a small pumpkin, using locally grown flowers and special products to complete the piece. It was given as a door prize to one of the ladies in attendance.
October 2015 - Fall Series
Anne Pratt, from the Red Skelton Museum presented the first program of the 2015 Fall Lunch and Learn Series on October 7 at the Lawrence County Public Library. She discussed the history of the museum and Red's connection with Lawrence County.
Old Faces - New Ideas
December 2014 - Fall Series
The Luncheon for December featured family heirlooms used in creative ways, and was titled “Old Faces –New Ideas.” Nancy King discussed ways to use old photographs and to make distinguished gifts and home décor to an enthusiastic group. Holiday food, decorations, and music created a festive atmosphere.
Antique Roadshow - Junk In Your Trunk
November 2014 - Fall Series
The November Luncheon was moved to the Lawrence County Public Library as the group had outgrown the Museum Meeting Room. The program was titled Antique Roadshow- Junk in your Trunk. Mark and Debbie Dickirson, owners of River Walk Antiques appraised items that guests had brought, surprising several with their comments.
Bitz Of Glitz - What's In Your Jewelry Box?
October 2014 - Fall Series
The first luncheon was held October 1, 2014 at 11:30am at the museum and was called 'Bitz of Glitz--What's in your Jewelry Box?' Three collectors of vintage jewelry, Judy Phipps and Louie and Marty Buckner shared their passion and collections.