MOUNT MORRIS – The Mount Morris Tourism Committee presents Country Living – Past and Present, a four-stop rural history tour, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29.
It begins with an antique tractor and farm implement display at Mount Morris Square, on Wesley and Front Street, 2 blocks north of state Route 64. Attendees must start there by buying tickets, maps and information on each of the four stops.
The tour also includes a heritage farm, a lunchtime stop at a country pasture with a hayride, a rural church more than a century old, and a modern farm and farm museum with a silo, a soda fountain (and ice cream!), a rotating tractor in its cupola and another hayride.
Box lunches will be sold or participants can bring their own picnic.
Tickets will be sold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are $20 a carload, or $10 per person for those 13 and older, $7 for those 6 to 12, and $2 for 5 and younger. They include a guided bus tour or maps and information for those who prefer to drive themselves.
The bus, which seats only 40, leaves at noon.
The tour venues will be open until 4 p.m., barring steady rain or thunder and lightning. Bring a camera, organizers suggest.
Go to www.mtmorrisil.net/Tourism.html or call 779-545-0135 or 815-734-6185 for more information.