The Pendleton County Historical Society is looking to members of the community for assistance in developing the next display in the “theme” room of the Boggs House Museum in Franklin. The theme room is one that is set aside for a specific topic and is changed each year.
Currently, the room recognizes the Golden Horseshoe winners for the county since 1933, along with supplemental items such as pictures, books, miniature horseshoes given to winners, and a progression of history during that period. This display will be removed shortly to make room for items from the next theme.
The museum curator, Richard Ruddle, is excited to announce that the display for the following year will focus on recognizing outstanding sports individuals, teams and programs. This will include high school athletes, independent teams, college and professional players from the county, outstanding coaches, and others who have achieved notable accomplishments in their respective sport.
Many of these individuals may not be recognized today for their contributions due to the years that have passed but really do need to be recognized today for their achievements.
Names and statistics are often the first part of the display to locate. With this theme, there will be a need for such things as pictures, equipment, uniforms, news clippings, and event programs. “If you have an old ball glove, ball, uniform, or pictures, we would love for you to loan it to the museum for up to two years. It takes about a year to organize the displays and then the room would be open to the public during the following year,” said Paul Clayton, president of the PCHS.
If one has sports memorbilia and is willing to share it or if there are any questions, contact Richard (304-358-2869) or Paul (304-249-5693) or any board member of the society.