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Living History Day

Cass County Historical Society's Eighth Annual Living History Day will be Saturday, April 26. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will start at 10:00 a.m. by the Caboose at the end of Main Street where Ron Rookstool of Plattsmouth and Larry Hogya of Omaha will demonstrate Blacksmithing.

The Cook Log Cabin and the Burlington Northern Caboose will also be open for tours. The Blacksmithing demonstrations will continue until 3:00 p.m.

The Museum at 646 Main will open at 12:00 and remain open until 5:00 p.m. Demonstrations in the museum will include spinning by Dee Hogya of Omaha and weaving by Linda Barnard Duncan of Plattsmouth. Throughout the day, Florene Nickles will be playing the 1893 Packard Reed Organ.

From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., a May Basket Workshop for children ages 5 to 10 will be conducted by Cass County Retired Educators. The children will make a basket and learn about the May Day tradition. The last session will start at 2:30.
 
In the museum courtyard will be Quilting by Sandra Allgeier of Plattsmouth and Rope making by William Duff of Weeping Water. Farm equipment, including tractors, plows, cultivators, and corn planters will be on display in the shed in the courtyard.
 
For additional information, contact the museum, 402-296-4770.

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