Heritage Day, October 5, 2014

             Honorees:  Descendants of Pioneers before 1850 and Bob Cheadle
Front Row:  Polly Horn (1815), Suzanne Allen (1807), Mary Daugherty (1803)
Second Row:  Diana Trigg (1820), Joyce Seitz (1806), Jane Cockrell (1811), Fay Armstrong (1807)
Third Row: Rick Helwig (1805), Virginia Helwig (1805), Bob Cheadle, Warren Owen (1811), 
                    Virginia Daily (1814 - for her husband)  and Larry Buell's granddaughters (1818)
Back row between the columns:  Alice Lacher (1808), Donna Ferrel (1811), Sherry Buel (1807),
                    Linda Wehrle (1807) and Larry Buell(1818)

Due to cold windy weather, the pioneers displays and program were moved inside the Myers Inn.  Roger Roberst did a first person monolog of Elias Lewis and Chief Leatherlips, Dave Martin played his guitar and sang favorite songs. It was crowded but fun.

Rosie Frazier helped children play with early toys while Alice Chapan made soap  on the porch.

Cider and donuts were served.  A Bake Sale helped to defray the costs.

Cheadle and Bower

Bob Cheadle  Recognized for Outstanding Service in Promoting Local History

Big Walnut Area Historical Society President Damon Bower presented  Bob Cheadle 2014 Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Service in promoting Local

History by serving on the Board of Trustees, by working on Myers Inn Museum exhibits, by making toys for the Gift Shop and by being a dedicated Myers Inn Museum docent.

Bob has quietly worked behind the scenes to enrich the Myers Inn Museum exhibits.  He worked with Ken Crowl, Roger Roberts and Lyall Rodgers to reconstruct the display case and make the shelving for the General Store.  He made the shelving for the medical books in the Doctor's Office and worked with Ed Roshon to make the wall shelving for the composite photos of Galena High School seniors.

The Gift Shop has sold about 50 of his triangular wood and golf tee games.  "Without his expertise many of our displays would lack depth.  Children are particularly fascinated with 'the raccoon who saved the bank' Bob had his son, Dan, clean for us," noted the Curator.

Bob Cheadle's Family:

Back Row:  Darrell Ellison,
     Bob's son Dan Cheadle

Front Row: Chari  Cheadle,
     his daughter Janet Ellison,
     and Bob Cheadle

Blacksmith Rick Helwig Demonstrates molding iron using a forge in the Myers Inn Barn


Photos by Lenny Lepola

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