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Wednesday, 13 July 2011 19:32

Discover the past in historic Glenville

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Historic Glenville churches, a one room school house and the Drake Cabin, parts of which are thought to be 150 years old, are three of nine stops on the Glenville Area Historical Tour set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 23.

The tour is a fund-raiser for the Glenville History Project. It will reveal some of the extensive history of the area uncovered by the research and studies conducted by members of the Glenville History Project Committee. All nine sites on the tour will be tended by a knowledgeable committee member and photo story boards will be displayed at each site.

The tour launches at the Glenville Community Development Clubhouse across from the Glenville Post Office. Following the complete tour is estimated to be around two hours.

Tour-goers will visit rarely open-to-the-public sites, including the Hamburg Baptist Church, which was moved from Hamburg Township, cemetery included; the Glenville Wesleyan Church, the Old Glenville Post Office, a present-day tree farm where growing cabbage began the area’s cash-crop agricultural history; a root cellar, springhouse and smokehouse compound all in continual use since before the 1940s.

Tickets for the tour are $10 and can be purchased on the day of the tour at the Glenville Community Development Clubhouse or in advance at 828.743.6744 or 828.743.1658.

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