Experience local history, donate historic photos, learn about living with cemetery tour

Residents of the area who seek to better understand the community’s history will have several opportunities coming up soon. In conjunction with the Grand Rogue Living History Encampment Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16 at the Grand Rogue Camp and Sport Resort, 6400 West River Drive, the Hyser House Museum will be open. Hyser House Museum is located adjacent to the campground at 6440 West River Drive. Visit Saturday, Sept. 16 from noon to 4:30 for craft demonstrations at the museum, an exciting addition to the historical enactments representing all periods of American history happening at the Encampment.

Find demonstrations of butter churning, knitting, candle making, rag rug making, wool spinning, weaving, tatting, perhaps basket making and chair caining will take place at Hyser Museum, which was home to pioneer settler
and doctor William Hyser.

Another historic opportunity is offered by the Plainfield Township Historical Committee, who need help in collecting old school photographs. Anyone with an old grade school photograph is asked to allow the committee members to make a copy for historic us. In special interest are photographs from the old school districts such as Belmont, Colton, Post, Goff, Sage, D.W. Richardson, Wilson, Peach Grove, Brownell, Atwater, Comstock Park and Oakwood. Anyone with old photographs is asked to call the township hall at (616) 364-8466. Please leave your name and number or e-mail address so you can be contacted or bring photographs to the township to be scanned.

Learn life lessons at Cemetery Memory Days on September 15 and 16. Township Trustee Chuck Weldon will lead a presentation and tour of the Plainfield Township Cemetery located at the corner of Packer Drive and Rogue River Drive. Meet Chuck at the north end of the cemetery at 10 a.m. on either Saturday, Sept. 15 or Sunday, Sept. 16 to learn about cemetery history.

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