Presented by Dr. Lorle Porter.
We are most fortunate to have Dr. Lorle Porter return to our Museum to present not
just one, but two excellent programs for our Fall schedule.
For many years she has been gathering information on one of America's early women doctors, Dr. Jane Payne, who practiced medicine here in Mount Vernon from 1860 until her death in 1882.
Dr. Payne's work and sacrifice here during and after the Civil War was a great blessing and an inspiration to the sick and needy of Knox County.
Once again, we'll be hosting visitors to the C-B Old Timers get-together on Saturday, September 5 from noon to 4:00 or so at the Museum.
For nearly 20 years, retirees from The Cooper-Bessemer Corporation and its successors have gotten together in the early Fall to reminisce about the good old days at C-B, and an afternoon visit to the Museum has always been part of the weekend event.
As an added feature this year, Norm Shade will be giving a presentation entitled, "Cooper-Bessemer: 165 Years of Engine and Compressor Innovation" from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 for all who are interested. Mr. Shade spent more than 30 years with the Cooper Cameron Corporation in engineering, management and executive positions. His
PowerPoint presentation will be based on his recent publication on this topic for the Coolspring Power Museum in Coolspring, Pennsylvania.
We are always happy to see C-B retirees return from all over the country to spend some time with us, seeing some of our displays that tell the story of Knox County's longest standing company.
Our Museum has been pleased to participate in a variety of ways in this year's celebration of the 100th anniversary of Knox County's Chamber of Commerce.
Our program will present the recently completed documentary film, "Uncommon Brilliance Then and Now: A History of Business in Knox County," produced by Matt Starr and his I-Conn Video production company, with interview settings and many of the historic photographs provided at our KCHS Museum. Come meet the stars of this new film.