Friday, August 1, 2014 - Sunday, December 21, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This event occurs every week on the following day(s): Wednesday Friday
Remember Knapp’s’s? Cook’s Hardware? Fyffe’s Service Center? Lost and Found Laurel, a new exhibit that takes visitors on a trip down memory lane opens February 9, 20014 at the Laurel Museum. Focusing on the 1960s through the present, the exhibit explores the shops, schools, restaurants, activities and celebrations that created a fondly remembered community. Pairing the old and new, it reminds today’s residents that while some businesses and institutions vanished, new, equally memorable ones have replaced them.
One section: “The Good Old Days…?” is a sobering reminder that not all memories of the period were good ones. The panel incorporates photos and newspaper stories from the 1960s. It reminds visitors that Laurel citizens struggled through integration efforts, KKK cross burnings and firebombs and that tensions between the black and white communities were high, and relations sometimes difficult.
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