A diorama of Glen Lily, the ancestral home of Kentucky Governor Simon Buckner, is now on display at the Hart County Chamber of Commerce office in Munfordville. Its creator, Don Elmore, who often portrays Gov. Buckner at events, used the downtime caused by the pandemic to create this special exhibit, a project that he has wanted to do for years. His wife, Susan, assisted him.
The diorama measures approximately 6 1/2 feet long and 2 1/2 feet wide and depicts Glen Lily as it looked around 1900. Only a smokehouse and remnants of a swimming pool remain of this once illustrious homestead. Elmore said he has spent years gathering information about Glen Lily but realizes there is still a lot that he doesn’t know and looks forward to hearing the public’s response to the diorama and what new facts he might learn.
The diorama is on loan for the next few months and can be seen at the Hart County Chamber of Commerce office, anytime between 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. To learn more, call the Chamber at 270.524.2892.