Friday, May 30, 2008

Post on Another Blog About Our Edenton Program

If you want to see some good photos from our May 17 program in Edenton, go to the Chowan River Patriot Blog and scroll down to his May 19 post entitled "Civil War Era Maritime History." Thanks to Dean Stephens for giving us this most excellent coverage.

On a rather sad note, the person I am talking to in the first photo of the post is Historic Interpreter Lonnie Kuhn, an employee at the Historic Edenton site. Lonnie suffered a massive, fatal heart attack on May 27, just ten days after this photo was taken. Lonnie was 57 years old, and in a real twist of fate, his only child gave birth to her first child less than 24 hours after his death. It's strange how life works sometimes. Lonnie will be missed. In the brief time I knew him, I came to believe that he was an excellent addition to the staff at that site and was a true museum professional. His passing saddens us all.

3 comments:

Chris said...

Holy crap, I didn't know about Lonnie. That's terrible.

Andrew Duppstadt said...

Oh wow, man. I thought you would have heard by now. His funeral is tomorrow in Hertford, which is actually where he and his wife lived.

Mike Kuhn said...

Andrew,

Thank you so much for your kind comments upon the death of my brother, Lonnie. It is a comfort to know that in the short time he was in Hertford that he touched the lives of so many people in such a positive way. He will be missed and I am proud to have called him brother for my 54 years. God bless you and thank you again.

Mike Kuhn
Memphis, TN
mikekuhn@alumni.indiana.edu