Fayette Historical Society 2011.09.28

Written by David Green.

The Fayette Historical Society has two trips planned in October to kick off the fall season.

The group will first visit the Fulton County Historical Museum to see the Civil War exhibit. Anyone interested in attending should meet at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Fayette Opera House Village Green Parking Lot at 9:30 a.m. to carpool and travel together. A small fee will be charged at the museum.

A second trip is scheduled Oct. 24 to tour the historical museum at Hudson, Mich. Meet at the Opera House Village Green parking lot at 12:30 p.m. to travel together. 

HISTORY DAY—Plans are underway for Fayette History Day, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Fayette Opera House.

Several senior citizens will be honored: Dr. Robert and Ruth Nyce, Kenneth Cooley, Eileen Woodard, Jane and Wilburn Brawley, William Steinem, Eleanor Myers, and John and Wanda Bacon.  

The David Loffer collection of photos and documents about Fayette, purchased at the Loffer auction last spring will be available to the public to view.  

A DVD made of “Woody” Hibbard, reminiscing about the Fayette community during the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, will be shown throughout the day.  The video celebrating Fayette’s 125th anniversary will also be shown.

Lunch provided by the Fine Arts Council will be on sale and cake and punch will be served in celebration.

Kathy Fix has compiled “A Comprehensive Timeline of Historical Fayette” that includes many photos from Fayette’s past.  She will sell copies of the book and the price will probably be about $20. A signup sheet will be available at Fayette History Day.  All of the proceeds from the book are to be shared by three Fayette entities: the Fayette Historical Society, to commission local artist Rebecca Glasgow Loveless, to paint and display scenes from Fayette’s past; the Fayette Fine Arts Council for the needs of the historic Fayette Opera House facility/programs; and Fayette Normal Memorial Public Library.  

Fayette History Day displays will be presented by Jane Stiriz, Jim Fallon, Curt Cooley, Randy Scott and Kathy Fix, and anyone else who has items to share.

To reserve a table for an exhibit, call Kathy at 419/237-2418.   

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