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The NCC Historical Society Museum’s new exhibit about the Newport Fire Department is now open. Stop in to learn more about equipment used in the past and see some interesting photographs. Do you recognize this photograph? The Historical Preservation Committee is seeking more information about the people and location. “Sanborn Grain Shed, February 19, 1964” is listed on the back of the photograph. Do you know if this shed was at a business or a private residence? What town was it located in? Any details about the photograph will be greatly appreciated to help preserve local history. Email any information to, call Sylvia at 217-8615 or stop by the Newport Cultural Center (NCC). Are you interested in history or learning more about Newport? If so, consider joining the Historical Preservation Committee. The committee members are all volunteers helping to preserve and share Newport’s heritage. Join the next meeting on Saturday, April 21st at 10 AM at the NCC. The Newport Cultural Center is located at 154 Main Street in Newport, 368-5074, and open Tuesday through Friday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Saturday 9:30 to 1:30 PM.
The Ripley Historical Society will meet at the Courser Memorial School in Ripley on Tuesday, April 17th at 2:30 PM. The Society will be making plans for the historical material that has recently been reviewed, and discussing other summer activities. New members and guests are welcome to attend.