On June 17, Ephraim will once again celebrate its history and culture with the annual Ephraim Heritage Day. The event begins with a free walking tour of Ephraim, leaving at 10:30 am from the Anderson Barn Museum (3060 Anderson Lane).
Eight heritage sites open with free admission at 11 am, with staff and volunteers available to answer questions and share the history of these historic buildings. The sites include: the Ephraim Historical Foundation’s five museums (the Anderson Barn, Anderson Store, Goodletson Cabin, Iverson House, and Pioneer Schoolhouse), Bethany Lutheran Church, Ephraim Moravian Church, and the Ephraim Fire Museum. These sites will be open until 4 pm.
Ephraim Heritage Day also marks the opening of the newest EHF exhibit, When Johnny Comes Marching Home: Ephraim’s Civil War Stories, in the Anderson Barn Museum. The exhibit shares the stories and artifacts of eight Civil War soldiers with connections to Ephraim. Before entering the exhibit, visitors receive a card with the name and basic information of one of the soldiers, allowing the visitor to follow a specific person’s life before, during and after the Civil War. When Johnny Comes Marching Home is on exhibit through Oct. 14.
Ephraim Heritage Day concludes with the 55th Annual Juried Exhibit opening at the Hardy Gallery from 5:30 to 7 pm.
For more information, contact Emily Irwin at [email protected] or 920.854.9688.