Archive for Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Community historical society announces October events

September 30, 2009

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.

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