The Green River Museum & Butler County Park Opens
On Saturday, June 2, The Green River Museum and Butler County Park in Woodbury, Kentucky, held its yearly opening event. The historic site is continuously being restored to its peak in the early 1920’s. The Superintendent’s Office is open with photographs and artifacts that focus on the Green River and its impact on Butler County.
The Superintendent’s House is also open reflecting the lifestyle of the families who lived there.
Roger Southerland, of the Butler County Tourism Committee, presented a $3,000 check to Tommy Hines and members of the board of the Green River Museum for renovations. Hines is very pleased with the progress of the renovations and says that the museum is an integral part of preserving the history of Butler County.
Many local artists were also present with many beautiful and unique items. Among the group was Rita Flener who was constructing a rug, Suzanne Renfrow creating pottery, and Barb Gabbard who was spinning. Children's book author Natalie Hughes was also present selling her recently published book "Goodie Two Shoes".
Entertainment was provided by the Johnson Family Band. The band consists of Kirk and Melissa Johnson and their children, Eli and Rachael. They performed many bluegrass and gospel songs in front porch of the superintendent's house.
The Green River Museum is currently accepting donations to reach a goal of $20,000 in order to construct a new roof. The Museum, located on KY -403, is open every Saturday from 12 noon to 4PM through the end of September, free admission.
Story, video, and photos by Jeremy Hack, Beech Tree News