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Hancock County's Hometown Heroes -Smithsonian Exhibit in Carthage thru 14th

Dan Gillett signs in Saturday at the Grand Opening of the "HANCOCK COUNTY HOSTS SMITHSONIAN" traveling museum in the former Twaddle Furniture building in Carthage. Hancock County was one of only five counties in the state that were selected to receive the Smithsonian "Museum on Main Street Traveling Exhibit." The exhibit incorporates sports heroes from around the county who helped shape their communities. La Harpe is one of nine towns represented with their sport heroes which include impressive life-size cutouts.

Categories include championships, individuals, community leagues and schools. The exhibit is open thru the 14th of December. Don't miss it. Hours are Mon. & Wed. 1-7pm; Tues., Thurs., & Sat. 9am-12pm; and Friday 1-6 pm. Closed Sundays, Veterans Day, & Thanksgiving. 

Dan Gillett, in charge of La Harpe's portion of the display, visits with Amy Graham, Carthage Economic Development person who put the Smithsonian project together in front of La Harpe's portion of the exhibit at Saturday's grand opening. The exhibit includes a standout cutout (shown here) of the late Herb Fox with highlights of his racing career.

-photos courtesy Joy Swearingen