The Rockport Democrat, June 1, 1951

Article was typed as it was worded in the newspaper.

(Note: The front page of this newspaper was incorrectly dated as 1950. All other pages are dated 1951.)

Tablet Honors Creator of Village

A bronze tablet honoring George H. Honig, artist and sculptor, was unveiled Sunday afternoon during ceremonies in the Lincoln Pioneer Village which marked the formal opening of the new museum there.

Mr. Honig, former Rockport resident now living in Evansville spoke during the ceremonies and pointed out several means by which Spencer county could become a historical shrine drawing well over 500,000 visitors a year from all parts of the world.

The tablet which reads, "This tablet honors George H. Honig for his untiring labor as creator of the Lincoln Pioneer Village, dedicated in 1935," was hung in the museum as will be a portrait of Mr. Honig at a later date.

Members of various clubs in the city, dressed in pioneer costume, were stationed at the cabins and explained the historical background of the many relics found there. Clubs represented were the D. A. R., Spencer County Historical Society, Women’s Club, Garden Club, American Legion Auxiliary, Silverdale Home Economics Club and the Business and Professional Woman’s Club.