The Ogle County Historical Society’s Living History & Old Time Craft Faire will showcase the rapid growth of the popular new program featuring the skilled artisans of yesteryear, historic Ogle County celebrities - and - the Community Art Legacy (CAL) will have a special “sneak preview” of the grand finale of their 10 sculptures in 10 years program.
The CAL preview will feature, for the first time ever, the original clay sculpture of a bas-relief image of John Phelps first landing on the shores of the Rock River in what would become Ogle County.
The many artisans that will be gathered will demonstrate a wide range of skills and equipment ranging from soap making, weaving fabric, tatting (lace), to antique firearms, trapping, and blacksmithing.
Historic figures to be portrayed include: Ruby Nash, John Phelps, Laura Fesslar, Leonard Andrus, Lorado Taft, John Deere, “Grandma” Burright, Maria Waterbury, and others.
There will also beh museum tours of the Ogle County Historical Society, and tours of the Ruby Nash Home.