Community historical society announces October events
The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society will have various demonstrations in October.
All demonstrations will start at 2 p.m. at the historic site, 201 W. Washington. The entire campus is open to visitors from 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays.
On Saturday, local blacksmith and artisan wood carver Dennis Bixby demonstrates his forge and blacksmith skills outside the Fairchild-Knox Barn. In case of rain, woodcarving will be demonstrated inside the barn.
On Oct. 10 only the museum will be open as a private wedding and reception are to take place in the church and barn that day.
Demonstrations resume Oct. 17 with a program titled “What is this What-cha-ma-call-it?” The presentation will feature displays of unusual tools and items from the historic site’s collection. A “wall of the unknown” will be on display as well, with unidentified photos historic site volunteers hope visitors can identify.
Oct. 24, Charles Dugan, Civil War re-enactor, will demonstrate his Civil War cannon and provide insight into the war. Free homemade pie and coffee will be served at the Fairchild-Knox Barn.