Monday, August 13, 2007

Free Genealogy Youth Fair Aug. 18 in Fort Wayne

If you and your children are in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area this Saturday, August 18th, consider this fun-sounding activity. The 2007 FGS Youth Fair is free and open to the public. Children are invited to the Allen County Main Library (900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana) from 10 AM to 3 PM "for a fun-filled day of performances, demonstrations, and hands-on activities."
Events and exhibits include:
  • A day in the life of a Union soldier and display of toys and clothing by re-enactors from the 44th Indiana Civil War Historical Association
  • Pioneer music performed by Settlers, Inc.
  • Bagpipe music performed by the Fort Wayne Scottish Pipes and Drums
  • Wool spinning demonstrations by the Fort Wayne Flax and Fleecers Guild
  • Short talks on Local Historic Figures by Historic Fort Wayne
  • Period costumes provided by the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre. Photos of children in costume will be taken and printed on the spot. Scrapbooking materials and assistance will also be provided so you can create a personalized memento.
  • Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana
  • Allen County 4-H
  • Girl Scouts of Limberlost Council
  • Boy Scouts of the Anthony Wayne Area Council
  • Shipshewana Chapter of the Children of the American Revolution

The fair is sponsored by The Generations Network, parent company of Ancestry.com and other genealogy websites and products. (Source: FGS website)

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