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Ford Historic Home to hold first annual 19th Century Autumn Festival

The Dr. James Ford Historic Home, a restored 19th Century physician's home and surgery invites you to its first annual 19th Century Autumn Festival on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 1-5 p.m. This free festival offers demonstrations of some early American skills, snacks and activities for the entire family.

Enjoy a basket weaving demonstration by JoAnn Weaver, 19th Century corn shelling, butter churning, apple cider tasting, walnut cracking and pumpkin painting.

Lean Gray will exhibit carding and spinning wool and Kelly Smith, Director of Charley Creek Gardens, will be working on planting vegetables that will grow over winter for spring.

There will also be a strolling musician and craft activities for the entire family.

In addition, guests may tour the Dr. James Ford Historic Home and Carriage House featuring “Barney,” Dr. Ford’s trusty stead, at no charge during this event. The home allows guests to experience what it would have been like to live in Wabash during the mid to late 1800s.

The Dr. James Ford Historic Home is located at 177 West Hill Street, just across the street from the Carnegie Library and is operated by the Charley Creek Foundation.  The 19th Century Autumn Festival will be a day visitors of all ages can enjoy.

Posted on 2013 Oct 01