On Display: Burgin History Finds Fitting Home

Besides moving away for college, Mary Cecil Thompson has lived in Burgin all 88 years of her life.

The final installment for National Historical Preservation Month comes from Burgin Historian Mary Cecil Thompson.

Born and raised in Burgin, Thompson’s roots, and her interests, run deep in the Mercer County.

Thompson said she got started by shopping for antiques and questioning the history of the pieces.

“I think if you don’t know the history about anything, how really can you enjoy where you live, where you work or what you do? It makes it more fun and more meaningful,” she said.

Her curiosity and research has led her to host a variety of events in Burgin, including the town’s 100th celebration in 1978 as well as the school’s 100th year in the same location in 1995.

On Wednesday, May 24, Thompson, along with her daughter Susan Barrington, fellow Mercer County Historian Anna Armstrong and Burgin Superintendent Martha Collier, will be unveiling special historical posters at the school.

“I am so excited,” Thompson said of the project. “I hope that people in Burgin will love this display at the school as much as I did putting it together. I think they will enjoy it.”

To learn more, check out this week’s issue of The Harrodsburg Herald.

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