A big thank you to all who participated in creating a living history atmosphere at the June 21 Ogle County Historical Society Ruby Nash Home and Museum.
The list of volunteers includes demonstrators and actors: Dan Wykes of the Byron Museum; Domenick Castaldo, Kim Zinkel and Harriet Kisemore of the Davis Junction Museum; Roger Garrison, Floya Hawkins, Janie LaPage, Phoebe Larson, Sue Jacobson and John O’Hallaran of the Lincoln Highway Association; and Duane Paulsen, Connie Stauffer, George Tolliver, Lin Vogl, Earlyne Warmolts, Melody Welty, Marie Ley, Mike McNett, Rita Mueller and John Barnhart.
Behind the scenes help: Oregon Park District, Bonnie Hendrickson, Marta Robertson, Beth Simeone, Lanelle Camling of the Soap Shop; Judy McNett, Skip Johnson, David and Claudia Nelson, Jaycie Dees, Taylor Hultquist, Jackie Bacon, Diane Wenck, Nancy Fulton, Mykenzie Beitel, Joanne Pemrock, Craig Carpenter, Andrew Barnhart, O.K. Welty of Rock River Outfitters; Marty Cox of Legacy Prints; and Jeff Adams of inBronze Studio.
Musicians were Lowell Harp, Larry Riffle, Kenny Sweitzer and Mary Townley-Ley, musical organizer.
Vendors were Ken Foss of McKendrie Street Café, Baker’s Street, and Jerry Fruna of Dogs on the Run.
Special thanks to Bill Bailey, Ogle County Historical Society president, Blaise McGlinn, Melinda Egli, Dotti Bowers, Sherry Piros, Arlene Sangmeister, Ron Colson, Joanne Reisner, and Betty Adams.
An extra special thank you goes to Steven Carpenter for the sculpture of John Phelps.
A great time was had by all. Our hope is to make this an annual event. See you next year.
Note to readers: Kathryn Stauffer is vice president of the Ogle County Historical Society.