The Houston County Historical Society museum complex will be open during the Houston County Fair this weekend.
Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18-19; and 1–4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20.
The main museum will have a World War I display as this is the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entering the war; as well as wedding dresses worn by Genevieve Klinkhammer Molling, Caledonia and Martha Fruechte Bunge, Eitzen; and display cases featuring umbrellas and canes. Glen Buxengaard, Spirng Grove, has donated an 1886 Benz car that he built which will also be on display in the main museum.
The Sheldon Presbyterian church display is of Janice Romme Doering’s wedding dress and wedding party dresses. The Flatten-Swenson Pioneer Home will have several quilt demonstrations by Janene Hosch and Lolita St. Mary and will feature a display of the underground railroad quilt patterns. Also enjoy the Daley School and Mayville Town Hall. New to the Agriculture Building is a pallbearers’ coach donated by the Spring Grove Lions Club and Commercial Club.