Friday, April 26, 2013

Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society to Kickoff Historic Preservation Month

The Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society will host a Open House Kickoff for Historic Preservation Month on May 4, 2013. House is located at 123 West George Street in Arcanum and is open from 9am until noon. Featured will be a display on the restoration of the old house which originally was built in 1894 as the Louis Deitrich Saloon. It has housed many businesses through the years including the Beck Hotel from 1947-1963 and the Wayne Trail Grange from 1963-2004 when the historical society purchased the home to be used as the present Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society.

As part of Historic Preservation Month and in commemoration of Arcanum's founder, William Gunder, we encourage you to visit the Ithaca Cemetery located on St. Rt. 503 just north of Ithaca. William and his wife, Nancy as well as some other family stones are here to view. The stones were restored by the great grandson, William Gunder as a memorial to his family. (Photos of stones above)

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