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Heritage Day is Saturday

Historic cabin at park to be open to public for first time

August 21, 2013
The Daily Freeman Journal

The founding of Webster City will be celebrated this Saturday at Wilson Brewer Park Museums and Visitor Center. The annual Heritage Day celebration will be held from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The day begins with a craft show and flea market, which will include many vendors. Demonstrations will be taking place throughout the day, covering subjects like gas combustion engines, butter making, wood carving, use of herbs and other topics.

Depot volunteers will be selling coffee and donuts early in the morning and will be running the outdoor gift shop with many Webster City items featured. The Hamilton Heritage Hunters Genealogical Society will be on hand to share information about family history in the basement of the depot.

All of the park's buildings will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., including the Brewer/Groves cabin, Harmony Center School, Mulberry Center Church, Hamilton County's first courthouse and the Depot building.

The Park is also opening a building never before available to the public at Heritage Day. The Jameson cabin was built by brothers Charles and Jacob Jameson around 1850, south of Duncombe by the Brushy Creek area. Various family members lied there until 1913. The cabin sat empty until around 1933, when Frank Bonebright acquired it and moved it to the Bonebright Museum Complex.

The annual car show begins at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m., games will be hosted in the center courtyard. A reenactment of the first murder trial in Hamilton County will begin in front of the old courthouse at 11 a.m. Boy Scout Troop 17 will start selling lunch at 11 a.m. At 1 p.m., Larry Dunbar, the magician, will host a show. Also at 1 p.m. in the Mulberry Center Church, Peter Amstalden will be playing guitar and singing, accompanied by Hannah Tjarks.

There is still time to sign up for the car show or to sell at the flea market. To sign up, or for any other information, contact Cheryl at 297-0752.

 
 

 

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