The inaugural Jackson County Heritage Days is set for this weekend.
The event will run from 5 p.m. to dusk Friday, 10 a.m. to dusk Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Jackson County History Center, 105 N. Sugar St., Brownstown.
All buildings on the campus will be open for tours and reenactments, and entertainment and food will be available. Also, the history center’s gift shop will be open in the Ball Museum, and you can register to win a handcrafted queen-size quilt, with the winner to be announced later in the month.
Jackson, one of Jackson County’s bison painted as part of the Indiana Bison-tennial Public Art Project, and artwork by local fourth-graders will be on display throughout the event.
Also this weekend, the history center will be celebrating its 100th birthday. From its beginnings in 1916, the center has grown to include three museums, a genealogy library and a pioneer village that features four log buildings.
For information about Jackson County Heritage Days, contact Margo Brewer at 812-358-2924 or Gloria Cross at 812-358-4005 and leave a message.
Here is the schedule:
11 a.m.: Serving of beans, cornbread and pork burgers
5 p.m.: Heller Museum, Ball Museum, livery barn, pioneer village and genealogy building open; craft and food booths open; blacksmith demonstration; muzzleloading demonstration
6 p.m.: Supper with Ann Jennings, wife of Indiana’s first governor, Jonathan Jennings, portrayed by Lori Roberts on the stage in the livery barn
7 p.m.: Music with Brett Turner and Marlin Adams on the Walnut Street stage
10 a.m.: Serving of beans, cornbread and pork burgers; all buildings and food and craft booths open; blacksmith demonstrations all day; muzzleloading demonstrations all day
10:30 a.m.: Radio 96.3 WJAA Cool Bus
1 p.m.: Pioneer cabin dedication
1:30 p.m.: Tomahawk throw demonstration throughout the afternoon
3 p.m.: Brown Bouncing Bears on the Walnut Street stage
3:30 p.m.: Infinity on the Walnut Street stage; other evening entertainment will be provided
Noon: Serving of beans, cornbread and pork burgers; all buildings and food and craft booths open; blacksmith demonstrations until 4 p.m.; muzzleloading demonstrations until 4 p.m.
1 p.m.: Glory Road on the Walnut Street stage
2 p.m.: Mount Liberty Way with Conan and Linda Gill on the Walnut Street stage
3 p.m.: Larry Wayt and friends on the Walnut Street stage