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One of a kind artwork stolen from Frankfort museum

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

Two ivory water colored portraits dating back to the 1700's and able to fit in your pocket are missing and presumed stolen from the Liberty Hall Museum.

The museum's curator, Beth Caffery says the miniature portraits carry a major value and the fact that they are gone is a loss for the whole Commonwealth.

The portraits were given to John Brown, one of the first US Senators from Kentucky, and his wife Margarette Brown, as a wedding present in the 1790's.

Both have intricate detail and were on display in one of the Brown's rooms in Liberty Hall.

The museum is open for public tours four times a day Tuesday through Saturday.

The artwork was discovered to be missing Saturday morning and now police are looking to see if someone taking a public tour may be responsible for it's disappearance.

Caffery says nothing was broken and no alarms were tripped during the same time period of the artwork's disappearance.


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