Jersey County Applefest set for Oct. 4
September 26, 2014 - storage organizer
JERSEYVILLE — The Jersey County Historical Society is mouth-watering a open to a annual Applefest Saturday, Oct. 4, on a drift of a Cheney Mansion, located during an Underground Railroad stop of a 1800s.
Festivities will start during 9 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m., during a ancestral palace drift on North State Street, with games for children, a rebound house, face painting, Treat Walk, food, crafts and more. A renouned captivate that is returning to a pleasure of a kids is “Bigfoot.”
“Bigfoot has been brought behind by renouned demand,” Carol Senger, an Applefest organizer said. “Ron Bachmann, (known as “Puppy”) drives Bigfoot.”
Senger takes caring of a Cheney Mansion, a ancestral house, that encloses a Little Red House, built in 1827, a initial support structure in Jersey County. The residence eventually upheld down to a D’Arcy family and they built on and done changes. The building assembled in a 1850s served as a home, a bank, a pub (more like a bed and breakfast by today’s standards), a stagecoach stop and Pony Express hire over a years, according to Telegraph files.
During a Civil War, slaves would censor in a fake attic underneath a storage room. Food and H2O were upheld to them from a trap doorway in a floor. The palace contains duration dinnerware, seat and clothing. A kitchen stove of a epoch has been added.
Tours of a Cheney Mansion, that houses a chronological society, and other buildings on a grounds, will be $5 per person. Children underneath 5 will be certified giveaway of charge, and all children underneath 12 contingency be accompanied by an adult.
Games for kids will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $2 per child. The 8th Grade Choir will perform during 9:30 a.m., followed by performances by students from a Jersey Community High School Music Department. Jim Mager’s Blue Grass Band will perform during 1 p.m. Food booths, qualification booths, demonstrations and information booths will be featured, and a coverlet raffle will be hold during 4 p.m.
Senger pronounced that cooking of a food for a day starts during about 5 a.m. The normal Pioneer Stew, ham and beans with cornbread, fish, desserts and treats such as Kettle Korn keep visitors entrance behind for more.
“We have a good crowd,” Senger said.
The initial record cabin to be reconstructed to paint a strange city of Hickory Grove, after named Jersweyville, is on display, furnished with many equipment from a period. It was changed from Pere Marquette State Park land. A second cabin has also been changed to a drift and is being restored.
“We got a third one,” Senger said. “It is from a Evelyn Stumpe Farm.”
The Genealogy Department housed in a museum contains thousands of family files. Lois Lock is a historian. The Flautt further houses many equipment donated by a Flautt family. The Lone Star School, creatively located west of Fieldon on a Halemeyer Farm, is on a tour, as good as a Union Forest Church, that was changed in 2011 from a intersection of Union Forest Road and Richey Hollow Road.
A section piazza in front of a Lone Star School displays names of a strange 70 farming schools where students were prepared until a 1950’s. Teachers’ and students’ names are also on a bricks, as good as other people and businesses.