History fair Saturday in Granville

Historians from throughout Washington County will open exhibits featuring history and unique features of their towns and villages at a history fair this Saturday, Oct. 26.

The event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be held at Granville Elementary School.

Topics will include 1800s postal service in the area, transportation history, Underground Railroad history, Civil War connections and more.

Some specific programs include the Historic Mills of Washington County at 11 a.m., the Postal Service in Washington County at 1 p.m. and How to Become Your Own Genealogist at 2 p.m.

There will also be a special program by the Slate Valley Museum for children entitled: “The Dream and the Reality: Immigration to the Slate Valley” at 1 p.m. This presentation will give children the opportunity to dig into a trunk of costumes and become an immigrant moving to Washington County.

Debi Craig, event coordinator and past president for the society, said there is a big push to bring many people, especially children, to the event.

“If we don’t start getting younger families involved these historical societies will disappear, because people don’t know about it, so they don’t care,” she said. “The kids can see what happened here before they were even born and before their parents and grandparents were born.

Throughout the fair, Granville Stewart’s Shop will be on site selling an assortment of sandwiches, chips and drinks at lunchtime as well as coffee and pastries in the morning. The fair is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted to defray expenses.

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