Many celebrate bicentennial at historical museum Saturday

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Members of the Fayette County Historical Society celebrated the county’s 200th anniversary on Saturday, June 12 at the museum. The county was actually was formed on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1821, but organizers decided to hold the celebration once warmer weather was here, according to president Steve Durbin.
From left, Aubree Schukar, Lily Scott, Zoey Scott, and Sophie Scott perform a skit on the origins of St. Elmo in front of those gathered at the museum for the celebration.

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State Rep. Blaine Wilhour presents a certificate to Durbin noting the State Legislature’s official recognition of the county’s birthday in Springfield.

Notable Fayette County Historian Linda Hanabarger speaks on the history of the county, and how it was formed.
In his welcome to those attending, Durbin also gave credit to Donna Blair, who took up the mantle of organizing the event after he had medical problems earlier this year. Blair says another event in the works is a trivia night, with the subject being the county’s history.