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(Neb.)-City Of Crawford To Hold History Day Celebration

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 08/26/2013 09:55 AM

(CRAWFORD)-The city of Crawford is preparing for its annual History Day celebration this upcoming weekend. The Crawford Historical Society will host the event on Saturday, August 31st, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Crawford Museum on 2nd Street. The day will consist of displays, hands-on demonstrations by local craftspeople, and conversations with local historians. If you’ve “always wanted to know” something about Crawford’s past, this may be the perfect opportunity to get answers, hear stories, and appreciate the development of Crawford and its rural community. 
 
Craft demonstrations will include crocheting, tin art, spinning with a Navajo wheel, jewelry making and silver wire wrapping, tatting/lace making, water colors, and designer cross stitching. Also on display will be examples of local wood carving and stained glass. 
 
From 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., the Annual Pie-and-Ice Cream Social will be held in front of the museum from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The social, which will cost $2.50 a person, will include home-baked pies furnished by Historical Society members and friends. Live music will also be provided during the social by Dan Barcal and Ann Hamer.
 
A walking historical tour with commentary through the downtown business district will begin at 1:45 p.m. The tour will provide a chance to see the downtown area in a different light -- which buildings were where, who had which businesses, and which businesses are still might be in operation from Crawford’s early days. 
 
The day-long celebration is a chance to see what is new at the museum, to chat with its staff and volunteers, and to mingle with friends. Residents are invited to come on down, spend some time seeing how Crawford’s local history and culture are being preserved, and enjoy some pie and ice cream with friends and new acquaintances.
 
--Submitted by Jim Soester


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