Lusbys

Georgetown City Councilwoman Tammy Lusby Mitchell proudly looks up at her father, former County Judge-Executive George Lusby, during the Georgetown & Scott County Museum’s dedication of its rotating exhibit room in Lusby’s honor.

The Georgetown & Scott County Museum officially dedicated its rotating exhibit room in honor of long-time Scott County Judge-Executive and museum supporter George Lusby Sunday afternoon.

“This is very humbling,” Lusby said. “But it’s not what I’ve done. It is what so many of you have done in this room.”

Museum officials credited the former judge-executive for helping make the dream of the museum come alive when it moved from Cardome to the old post office.

“We bought the building from the post office when they moved,” Lusby said between well-wishers offering their congratulations. “We spent about $400,000 to get it in shape,” then about $50,000 to maintain it each year.”

Lusby heaped praise on volunteers, the museum board and Ruthie Stevens, the current director, for keeping the history of Scott County alive.

“It’s not the building but the people that make things happen. They make the place grow and bring the students in so they can learn about history,” he said. “Us older people, that’s what we want to talk about.”

The George Lusby Room currently features an exhibit on city and county officials. How long the exhibit stays up depends on many factors, Steven said, but she intends to keep this one up through September.

“You all have done so much for me, thank you all,” Lusby said.

Steve McClain can be reached at smcclain@news-graphic.com.

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