LENA, ILLINOIS — The Lena Historical Society will present a program on “The History of The Stephenson County Fair” on Sunday, March 17 at 2,00 at their museum located at 427 Grove Street.
Susie Dvorak, an expert on the history of the fair, will present the program featuring many interesting facts unknown to most people, according to a recent press release.
Susie has amassed 31 binders of documents going back to the 1850’s. She hopes to publish a book that will be a comprehensive history of the fair, peppered with her own personal insights and anecdotes from others.
Besides doing research on the fair she has volunteered in many areas at the fair since 1987.
In her research she has found that the first fair was held in 1854 and has been held in seven different locations. The Illinois State Fair was held in Freeport three times. She says something you can look forward to every year is rain.
This program is free and open to the public.
For more information call 815-369-4135.