“Lively Family Indian Massacere” presented by Mike Jones.
Travel back in time and discover the history surrounding the deaths of the Lively family. You will see their graves, the site of the massacre and learn about the Indians who committed the deed. Mike Jones, an avid historian, has visited many sites pertaining to the massacre and has uncovered lost secrets.
“The Curse of Kaskaskia” by Shane Wagner.
“Ghosts by the Riverside: The Haunted History of Chester and Old Kaskaskia” presented by Shane Wagner who will highlight the origins of the Curse of Kaskaskia and the Haunting of Chester’s historic Landmark building along with some of the local ghost stories which are nearly 300 years old. With a recorded history stretching back to the late 17th Century, the Middle Mississippi Valley has a great tradition of folklore through the ages! Today’s program is based on the book, “Ghosts by the Riverside: The Haunted History of Chester and Old Kaskaskia” a study of the origins of various folk legends in the Chester area which was released by Shane Wagner and the Chester Public Library last year.
“My Quiltworx Journey” by Julie Connell.
Julie’s quilting journey began with her introduction to Quiltworx-Paper Piecing Process and designs by Judy Niemeyer. Julie Connell will be sharing her experiences with her first Quiltworx attempt, followed by a quilt trunk show featuring several of Judy’s unique quilt designs. There will also be time for questions and answers!
“The National Archives: Past, Present and Future” by Wesley Braswell, the Lead Archives Technician at the Civilian Personal Records Center located in Valmeyer, IL.
Join us to learn more about the history of the National Archives in St. Louis from how this agency began, to the collections handled by the Archives and how to request copies of the many records stored in their holdings. With millions of records available, the National Archives & Records Administration is one of the largest holdings of records in the country.
Join us for this presentation and demonstration of the clothing worn at the Fort and the surrounding country in the 1700s!
“The “Waterloo Singers Company” under the direction of Jody Matzenbacher.
Students K through 5th grade will be providing your entertainment! If you have friends who would enjoy the afternoon with us, please bring them along! And, if you would like to bring and share any “Goodies”, thank you! Join us in the History Museum of Monroe County’s Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298. The History Museum will close at 4:00 P.M. for the season.