Musicians, volunteers, vendors sought for Old Settlers celebration

A get-together of early settlers in Brown County, the Old Settlers Reunion, was started 139 years ago.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, the Brown County Historical Society will continue the tradition in the one-room school house, History Center and at Pioneer Village downtown.

Gould Street from Locust Lane to Old School Way will be closed to traffic.

Members and volunteers are needed to share a love of tradition and history with visitors. Volunteers to demonstrate or share fabric dying, log splitting, hand-cranked ice cream and other activities, as well as games for children or adults that can be played in a limited amount of space, are requested.

Table space and two chairs for $20 will be provided for vendors of handmade arts and crafts. There is no charge for displays of antiques or collectables, but bring a table. Space for members of the historical society and Pioneer Women selling arts, crafts, cookies, drinks, pies, etc., for the History Center will be free.

Donation boxes will be available and the gift shop at the History Center will be open.

In case of rain, the event will move into the History Center, 90 E. Gould St.

Musicians and volunteers can contact Pete Bullard by email or phone at 812-327-8318.