The St. John United Church of Christ at the corner of Roselle and Algonquin Roads, invites you to join them for Pioneer Day on June 29, 2014 from 9:30-4:00.  They will be celebrating their 1846 founding by stepping back in time at this free event with a variety of activities and vendors.

The day will begin with a 10:30 a.m authentic 1846 church service

This will be followed by:

  • Church Tour & Pipe Organ Tour
  • Walk the Labyrinth Guided Cemetery Walk featuring Margaret (Sunderlage) Berlin, Catherine (Meyer) Hunerberg and William and Louise Helberg will be presented by the Schaumburg Township Historical Society
  • Family Games hosted by the Volkening Heritage Farm
  • Women’s Bake Sale
  • Pioneer Settler’s Pack Presentation hosted by the Raupp Museum
  • Childrens’ School Tent
  • Horse Shoeing
  • News of the Day, Circa 1846
  • Bread Making Demonstration
  • Circuit Rider Comes to Town

Local vendors who will be showing their wares and conducting small raffles include:

  • La Spiceria
  • Wool spinning by From Sheep to Shawl
  • Knife sharpener
  • Soapmaking by Scenter of the Mind
  • Gourds by Kristine
  • Diantha the Weaver
  • Artemas the Tinker, Itinerant Repairman

Music will be performed by the Fox River Trio and Roger Kotecki.  A German heritage food tent serving traditional German fare will also be part of the festivities.

This free event will introduce you to life in the rural Palatine/Schaumburg Township area.  The church is located at the corner of Algonquin and Roselle Roads.  A $2 parking donation would be appreciated.

Jane Rozek
Local History Librarian
Schaumburg Township District Library

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