The McHenry County Historical Society presents its free annual Heritage Fair on Sunday, July 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Society’s museum grounds 6422 Main Street in Union. This year’s theme is “Hats Off to Hometowns.” Visitors are encouraged to wear fun and unique-themed hats featuring the name of their hometown. At 9:30 a.m. registration begins for the pie baking contest with the judging at 10:30 a.m. The popular barbershop quartet, The Clef Hangers will be here from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. along with AQS-certified quilt appraiser, artist, and teacher Sandy Schweitzer who will demonstrate a quilt bed turning featuring Civil War era quilts at noon and 3:00 p.m.
Throughout the day there will be sales of baked goods, vintage clothing, garden plants, and an indoor used book and white elephant sale. An antiques auction takes place at 1p.m. on the museum lawn with auctioneer Russ Davis who will be auctioning off a wide variety of pre-1950’s antiques and collectibles. These many items range from antique furniture, quilts, steamer trunks, wooden sleds, vintage postcards, a Cocoa Cola cooler and old toys and dolls. A silent auction for rare McHenry County atlases and history books will also be held. These items have been donated specifically for the auction which is used to raise funds for the non-profit Society.
Activities continue with magic acts performed inside the museum on stage with Freddy Fredrick & Friend’s from 2-4 p.m. Visitors are invited indoors to view the museum’s featured exhibit honoring the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts. The residents of Union will also be holding garage sales throughout the Village. Visit www.mchsonline.org for more information.