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Bardstown museum loses founder

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This will be the first year that the Bardstown Civil War Museum and its corresponding venues will be operating without the help of Rita Herrmann.

Herrmann, the long-time curator and co-founder of the museum, passed away last year at the age of 86.

“Rita was a character,” said current manager Kenny Johnson. “She ran this place seven days a week, and she was in her 80s.”

Johnson said Herrmann had seen the museum come to life years ago, piece-by-piece.


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