Clintonville museum to feature harvest exhibits


Grace Kirchner, Leader Correspondent

The Clintonville Area Historical Society/Museum on Main will unveil new exhibits, some with a “Fall Harvest” theme, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16.

The theme and date were chosen to tie in with Clintonville’s annual Fall Frenzy celebration.

Displays on the museum grounds will include Jeff Schley’ vintage Eagle Tractor and harvest machinery on loan from Dennis Lichtenberg.

At 1 p.m., Mae Heling will reminisce about her experiences as a 14-year employee at the Baker Canning Factory and lead a discussion about the factory, which closed in 1982.

At 2 p.m., there will be a scarecrow contest, with a $50 prize for first place. Scarecrows must be at least 30 inches and no more than 72, and in standing position (stands can be provided). Entries can be brought to the museum from 4-8 p.m. Sept. 15.

Area residents with fall harvest related ideas, items or photos they would like to loan to the museum for display should contact committee chairwoman Sarah Hankins at 715-823-4444 or other members of the committee. They are Kathy Mitchell, Rosalee Roloff, Jeanne Giordana, Marilyn Berkvanm, Al Mueller, Sandy Loberg, Toni Wernberg and Mike Hankins.

For information about the scarecrow contest, call Mike Loberg at 715-823-4734 or 715-250-3004.