AT THE MUSEUM: A glimpse into the Enterprise’s past


An office mock-up gives visitors to the Spirit of ‘76 Museum a chance to observe the history of the Wellington Enterprise.


Pictured are the five original editors of the Enterprise. Museum director Scott Markel said H.O. Fifield served in the Civil War.


A telegram from President John F. Kennedy inviting then Enterprise owner Ernest Henes to a White House luncheon. It is dated Oct. 28, 1963 — less than a month prior to Kennedy’s assassination.


An early 20th century printing press used long ago at the Enterprise.


Ernie Henes’ favorite typewriter, according to Markel.


A cartoon from the 1970s depicts Henes.


Henes (right) receives an American Press Award for distinguished service to American democracy.


American Legion and National Defense medals earned by Henes.


Henes’ personal files and memorial plaque.


Henes and his wife, Martha.


A mid-20th century printed picture of Henes restored by the museum.


Photos by Jonathan Delozier | Wellington Enterprise

The Spirit of ‘76 Museum recently completed large additions to its exhibit chronicling the history of the Wellington Enterprise. It displays relics from the paper’s beginnings in the late 19th century, cabinets full of photos, tidbits of information from the 20th century, and even a telegraph from President John F. Kennedy to Enterprise owner Ernest Henes. Museum director Scott Markel said the additions have been in the works for more than a year and will continue to be expanded upon as new items become available.

An office mock-up gives visitors to the Spirit of ‘76 Museum a chance to observe the history of the Wellington Enterprise.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/11/web1_IMG_5222.jpgAn office mock-up gives visitors to the Spirit of ‘76 Museum a chance to observe the history of the Wellington Enterprise.

Pictured are the five original editors of the Enterprise. Museum director Scott Markel said H.O. Fifield served in the Civil War.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/11/web1_IMG_5224.jpgPictured are the five original editors of the Enterprise. Museum director Scott Markel said H.O. Fifield served in the Civil War.

A telegram from President John F. Kennedy inviting then Enterprise owner Ernest Henes to a White House luncheon. It is dated Oct. 28, 1963 — less than a month prior to Kennedy’s assassination.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/11/web1_IMG_5228.jpgA telegram from President John F. Kennedy inviting then Enterprise owner Ernest Henes to a White House luncheon. It is dated Oct. 28, 1963 — less than a month prior to Kennedy’s assassination.

An early 20th century printing press used long ago at the Enterprise.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/11/web1_IMG_5223.jpgAn early 20th century printing press used long ago at the Enterprise.

Ernie Henes’ favorite typewriter, according to Markel.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/11/web1_IMG_5231.jpgErnie Henes’ favorite typewriter, according to Markel.

A cartoon from the 1970s depicts Henes.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/11/web1_IMG_5226.jpgA cartoon from the 1970s depicts Henes.

Henes (right) receives an American Press Award for distinguished service to American democracy.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/11/web1_IMG_5232.jpgHenes (right) receives an American Press Award for distinguished service to American democracy.

American Legion and National Defense medals earned by Henes.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/11/web1_IMG_5229.jpgAmerican Legion and National Defense medals earned by Henes.

Henes’ personal files and memorial plaque.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/11/web1_IMG_5221.jpgHenes’ personal files and memorial plaque.

Henes and his wife, Martha.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/11/web1_IMG_5225.jpgHenes and his wife, Martha.

A mid-20th century printed picture of Henes restored by the museum.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/11/web1_IMG_5235.jpgA mid-20th century printed picture of Henes restored by the museum.
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