Museum to Host Dogpatch Employee Night

The museum is located at 124 S. Cherry Street in Harrison.
The museum is located at 124 S. Cherry Street in Harrison.

The Boone County Heritage Museum in Harrison is hosting a special event Thursday for former employees of the Dogpatch USA theme park.

The museum is hosting a display of carvings from Dogpatch wood carver Harold Enlow Tuesday through Friday, and decided to call in former workers for Dogpatch Employee Night Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m.

There will be memory book for people to sign and share their experiences. Enlow will be at the museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day to discuss his carvings and give demonstrations.

Themed on the Lil Abner comic strip, Dogpatch opened in the late 1960s and entertained guests at its Newton County location until it closed in 1993.

The property sold to inventor Charles Pelsor in August. Pelsor’s American Spillproof Products purchased the property for 2-million dollars, and plans to re-open the park as an environmental destination, including a restaurant and a creek stocked with trout and freshwater mussels.

For more information about Dogpatch Employee Night, call the museum at 870-741-3312.

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