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Marthasville Heritage Celebration

The Marthasville Heritage Celebration took place on Saturday, April 27, to commemorate the 225th anniversary of Daniel Boone's arrival in the area and the 200th anniversary of Gottfried Duden's arrival. The celebration was spread throughout Marthasville and featured live music and dance performances from the era, living history exhibits, traditional craft demonstrations, speeches, and much more.

The craft demonstrations included blacksmithing, cedar rail fence building, corn grinding, knife making, and bobbin lace making, among others. The event was very educational and entertaining, highlighting traditions, the meaning of songs, like "Yankee Doodle Dandy," the old ways of doing things, and the history of the area spanning the last 225 years. 

Event sponsors - Warren County Historical Society, Marthasville Chamber of Commerce and Marthasville's Rusche Park Board.
Donors: Warren County Historical Society, Don & Carrie Deeker, American Legion Daniel Boone Post 180, St. Paul's UCC Men's Fellowship, Gary Kleekamp/KBC Custom Homes, Jason Schoppenhorst/ Thrivent Financial, Tom Meyer, Heritage Community Bank, Dave Peters, Phyllis Aston, Four Rivers Genealogical Society, Boone Country Connection, Dan Burkhardt/Magnificent Missouri, Gabe Bockhorst/Preserve Marthasville, Missouri Life Press, Marthasville Lumber, Dutzow General Store and the many volunteers who made the event possible!  

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Period Dancers

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Loehnig Family

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Corn meal grinder

Dress Shoppe

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From the Augusta History Museum
(L-R) Angela Stephans, Tom Whelan and Sally Heining

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Mandy Hackmann Schriewer from Blumenhof Winery

Above - Jeanette Stegner (L) and Debbie Borrson (R) displaying bobbin lace
made by Jeanette.


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Fence making

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"N" Scale train display. 

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Pysanka Eggs

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Playing tug-of-war in the park.