Long-time art teacher Susan Perry Mestan of Dawson Springs passed in 1997. Long-time collector of Japanese kimonos and paperworks Claude Holeman of Dawson Springs passed last month. Their friend and collaborator Jean Massamore of Dawson Springs remembers them, in this conversation with Kate Lochte, as carpenters worked in the back of her home, filled with books and her artwork, and Claude's sister Nancy Ann Holeman Holmes sitting by.
Jean Massamore of Dawson Springs keeps alive the vision she shared with her late friends Susan Mestan and Claude Holeman... the vision to see the Dawson Springs Museum and Art Center a vibrant place for the community. It keeps alive the memory of the town when it was a tourist destination. Jean recalls that one year over 50,000 railroad tickets sold, evidence of its one-time vitality that current residents are working to regain. See more on the Dawson Springs Museum & Art Center's Facebook page.