Western Heritage Days June 1-3

WESTERNVILLE — The Town of Western celebrates its Heritage Days Friday through Sunday, June 1-3.

For more information on the town’s history and specific events to mark Heritage Days, visit the Westernville website at www.townofwesternheritagedays.org.

All events are free.

Venues for activities will be the library lawn, the William Floyd Center, Heritage Green, Western Town Hall and Firemen’s Field.

Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. that Friday with opening ceremonies including the lighting of the "Heritage Candle," a Craobh Dugan concert and then fireworks to follow. Eighteenth century sutlers and artisans will join the celebration.

Beginning 10 a.m. Saturday the festivities will continue with toys and games for children, village tours, wagon rides, living history interpreters and re-enactments throughout the day. There will also be 18th century sutlers and artisans giving various demonstrations. Day-long activities include a quilt show in the Town Hall and refreshments on the library lawn.

Rounding out the events beginning 10 a.m. Sunday, there will be a 2:30 p.m. dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence from the front steps of the house of one of its signers, William Floyd House as well as other activities including a homemade ice cream demonstration and more re-enactments.