Thursday, July 5, 2018
Morrison Park, and Henry Clay Morrison, graces the cover of the new Traces Magazine 2018, Vol.46, Issue 2 . Bewley's painting of "Preachers At Old Camp Meeting," recently received honors in the US Bank Celebration of the Arts. This year was the largest exhibit ever with over 400 entries. All entries are judged and awards were given in eight categories. Bewley won second place in the amateur division. The painting is the sixth prepared as an exhibit for Morrison Park.The painting shows the pulpit area of the original Tabernacle at the Park. Along with Morrison, the painting also shows over 20 of the earliest preachers to preach at Morrison Park.
Professor Nancy Richey at WKU's Kentucky Library, and also a board member at the park, researched and was able to obtain histories and photographs of many ministers who preached there. The ministers in the painting were never all there at one time, but it was for Bewley a great way to depict the old tabernacle and at the same time honor some of the ministers that labored there.
The painting depicts Morrison as he appeared about 1909. He is standing front and center.The other preachers,(and noting at least one of the years they were at the park for the yearly two week revival), are left to right, Front row, Evang. J.B. Kendall (1906), Rev. C.E. Roberts (1908), Rev. George Floyd Taylor (1909), Bro. Andrew Johnson (1921), Rev. C.P. Gossett (1921), Morrison (standing), Rev. J.L. Piercy, of Glasgow (preached and assisted many times, featured evangelist as early as 1916), Beck Brothers, A.S. Beck and R.S. Beck (1931, 32)
Rev. B.G. Carnes (1933),
Back row, Rev. E.A. Ferguson (1905), Rev. W.P. Yarbrough of Leesville SC. (1913), Rev. John Robert Marrs of Mansville Ky. (1917), Bro. C.F. Wimberley (1919), Rev. J.R. Parker (1938), Rev. Ernest Dixon, partially seen, (1940), Morrison (center) Rev. Henry W. Blackburn, mostly hidden (1964), Bishop U.V. W. Darlington (1935), Rev. Kenton H. Bird of Wilmore Ky.(1922), Dr. Jordon Witt Carder of Wilmore (1915), Rev. Virgil Moore from Asbury College (1937), Rev. L.E. Squires from Fountain Run Ky. (1918)
The traces magazine is published quarterly by the Barren County Historical Society, Editor, Sandi Gorin. The magazine "Traces" is free to members of the Society. To become a member send $15 to Barren County Historical Society, Post Office Box 157
Glasgow, Kentucky 42142-0157
Friday, April 13, 2018
Visit the Morrison Museum at Morrison Park Camp Meeting, the boyhood home of Morrison, located at 4283 Tompkinsville Rd. Glasgow, Ky. Ph. Gary Bewley 270-834-9553 for available times and appointments.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Rev. Henry Clay Morrison depicted as he appeared ca. 1909