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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 10:23 PM

Lawrenceburg attorney Bob Ewbank will tell the fascinating story of the people represented by a rare family heirloom at the Dearborn County Historical Society Sunday March 3 at 2 p.m.

Ewbank recently acquired a hair wreath made from snippets of hair of dozens of Ewbank ancestors in the mid 1800’s.

Hair wreaths were all the rage at the time, made up of intricately woven flowers and leaves fashioned from human hair.

The wreath Ewbank now owns came into his possession after a woman in another state noticed the names and sent a query to Dearborn County, wondering if any descendants were still in the area.

The packet included identification of the people whose hair is woven into the wreath.

The Ewbank-Smith wreath will be on display as will two similar wreaths already owned by the Historical Society.

The public is welcome at the free event.

The Dearborn County Historical Society is located in the Vance-Tousey House at 508 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.