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Looking back at Olde Effingham Days
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Grinding cane to make syrup in 2008. - photo by Photo provided

The 7th annual Olde Effingham Days will be held on April 13-14 in Springfield from the Effingham Museum and Living History Site at the bottom of the hill all the way up to Ulmer Park where Effingham Idol takes place Friday evening and the Swingin’ Medallions perform on stage on Saturday.

Note that this year our festival is on the second weekend in April, a week earlier than the last six years of Olde Days.

Saturday, be sure to visit Effingham Museum and our village from back in the day. We will host the Camp Davis Sons of Confederate Veterans encampment with drill revue and cannon firing off and on Saturday.

The Tommy Hall Band, an expected favorite each year, will be picking and grinning on the Seckinger Bridgers Porch and entertaining us with their music and songs. Live demonstrations will be ongoing with syrup making, shingle splitting, soap making, bee-keeping and honey harvesting, flint nipping, and so much more.

All of our buildings will be open for tour. Walt Gnann will be in the Gnann House with his recreated Radio and TV repair shop. Historic Effingham will sell our trademark "hash and rice," hot dogs, chips, tea and drinks on our site. The Effingham Museum and Gift Shop will be open, too.

Fun for all ages is something too good to miss!

This was written by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society. If you have photos, comments or information to share, contact Susan Exley at 754-6681 or email her at: