Mark your calendars for the annual Olde Effingham Day presented by Historic Effingham Society coming up April 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Museum and Living History site at the corner of North Pine and Ash streets in Springfield. This site is adjacent to the Old and New Effingham County courthouses with ample free parking.
The festival offers entertainment for all ages. The Effingham Museum and Gift Shop will be open with displays from prehistoric days to the 1960s, including Native Americans, a Veterans Room, Civil War Room, a vintage store replica, turpentine display, old Jail Cells with Infirmary and much more.
The Living History Site has 12 buildings dating from 1790 to 1950: Pole Barn, Blacksmith Shop, Carpenter Shop, three homes with outbuildings, the Blandford Depot, Replica of the Bethel School and the early Rincon Post Office.
The Art and Flower Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be presented by the Springfield Garden Club.
Food and craft vendors, a bake sale, old cars and tractors, Civil War drills with re-enactors, and special Activities for Children will be featured. Live entertainment, including musicians and bands, is still being recruited.
Visit a while or stay all day as the admission is free. You will find something to entertain or please every age.
For more information and fees/reservations for vendors, call Effingham Museum at 912-754-2170.
This was written by Susan Exley from Historic Effingham Society. If you have photos or historical information to share contact her at 912-754-6681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org