BELPRE - The Belpre Historical Society will kick off the fall season Oct. 16 with the fourth annual Heritage Day at the Museum.
The one-day event began four years ago as a way for the organization to bring people into the Farmers' Castle Museum Education Center after local schools started a new year.
"We just thought it was something we could do as an activity in the autumn," said society president Nancy Sams.
The organization's other activities include its annual dinner and Tartan Day in the spring and participation in the yearly Belpre Woman's Club Tour of Homes around the Christmas season.
Heritage Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will focus on teaching people about the heritage of the Mid-Ohio Valley.
"We want to use the day as a way of remembering our heritage in a special way," Sams said.
Demonstrations and exhibits planned for the event include beekeeping and honey products, chair caining, blacksmithing, tinsmithing, candle making, yarn spinning, weaving and quilting and Appalachian culture.
"There are a lot of things we have planned for that Saturday," Sams said.
Along with all of the demonstrations and crafters, light refreshments will also be available.
Pioneer Antique Tractor and Power Association and the Ohio and Little Kanawha Railroad History Group may also participate.
To whet the appetite of history buffs for Heritage Day, the Belpre Historical Society will host its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the museum. The program will feature local historian and re-enactor Patty Cooper with "Darn It," the story of the history and romance of darning.
Cooper will share her collection and history of "darning eggs" and demonstrate how and why they were used.
For more information on these two events, contact the historical society at (740) 423-7588.