The Chariton Historic Preservation Commission’s annual Chariton Cemetery tour will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday (Sept. 12) at the Lucas County Historical Society Museum, 123 North 17th St., in Chariton.
Since educators will be featured during the tour this year, school-related items from the LCHS collection that are housed in the Lewis Building galleries and Puckerbrush School may be viewed before and after tours. Cemetery tours will continue until 6 p.m.
There is a $5 per-person charge for the tour, which includes bus transportation from the museum to the cemetery and back again, refreshments and interpretive presentations at the gravesites of the featured educators.
Alma Clay school was named for teacher and administrator Alma Clay.
Among the featured educators will be Alma Clay, a talented and popular early 20th century teacher and administrator, after whom the Alma Clay School building was named; and Hortense Guernsey Becker, also widely admired and respected by students well into the 20th century.
Hortense Guernsey Becker
An old-fashioned corn-husking demonstration along with free cornbread, cider and apples is tentatively scheduled for Saturday morning, Oct. 16, at the ISU McNay Research Farm, located southwest of Chariton. We should have details firmed up within the week and will provide complete details in an update later this month.
The September meeting of the Lucas County Historical Society Board of Directors will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in the commons area of the Lewis Building. Members always are welcome.
SEASON NEARS END
The official open season at the Lucas County Historical Society Museum will end on Saturday, Oct. 2 --- we plan to remain open for the CHS homecoming weekend. Until then, we’re open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. After Oct. 2, we’re always happy to arrange tours if you contact us by telephone, (641) 774-4464, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .