Cridersville wants their history to live on through generations

Lila, left, and Carter Malcolm, right, try their hand at writing with a quill during the Cridersville Historical Museum's open house on Sunday.
Staff Writer

The Cridersville Historical Society opened up their doors on Sunday afternoon, giving visitors to their museum on Sugar Street a quick trip back in time.

But what they really had in mind was their future.

Sunday's open house served an important purpose for the group: gaining members.

There are currently only about a dozen active members in the group, which maintains and operates the museum and Bowsher Log Home on E. Main St. in the village.

To continue to provide for the community, they'll need more help.

So on Sunday, they decided to pull out all the stops.

Both inside and outside the museum, volunteers led live demonstrations of pioneer household crafts, including spinning, weaving, quilting, churning butter, candle making, and more.

"When we first started talking about having a membership drive, several of us ladies got together and decided we were going to...

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