Warren County Historical Society

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Log Cabin Festival

2016 LCF Theme-Warren County Youth, Creating History.

Invintation to Youth Brochere

Individuals or groups are invited to submit a theme based contest entry for a chance to win a cash prize and a place of honor in the Festival parade.  Click here to download the Registration Form and Contest Rules.

Call Kristi at 961-6149 for more information.

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Jerry Beatty Researching for his bookJerry Beatty

Mr. Jerry Beatty has published a booklet about the Civil War that includes many images and information. It and his other books are still available for sale.  See our publications Page for more.

3rd WCHS LOG CABIN FESTIVAL “SWAN” CHILI COOK-OFF:There will be a 3rd annual Chili Cookoff on Saturday, September 24th Judging Begins at 4:00 pm, Warren County Fair Ground’s Campground Shelter (inclement weather Museum dining-room) $10 Entry Fee.  Download our Cook-Off Entry Form.  Competition types: 1 Vegetarian 2 Meat 3 Specialty Judged on color, aroma, taste. You provide 1 gallon or more of hot chili at 3:30 pm You may bring prepared chili from home or make at shelter using your own equipment Provide recipe to display If secret, (just list basic ingredients) Denote on scale 1-5 hotness 1 mild – 5 hottest Questions: E-mail lindabeatty13@gmail.com

We are accepting Craft and Vender Applications for the Log Cabin Days Festival.  You may download the application here.

The 2016 Log Cabin Festival Honoring Warren County Youth Groups will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 25th and 26th.

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We will soon have our Log Cabin Days Festival flyer available. Please check back here to download it