This Saturday will bring the annual celebration of Heritage Day at Wilson Brewer Park at Ohio and Superior Streets in Webster City. The event celebrates the founding of Webster City. Hours for the celebration will be from 6:00a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The day begins with a craft show/flea market, including many vendors selling a variety of wares. There will be a demonstrations throughout the day, covering subjects like gas combustion engines, butter making, wood carving, use of herbs and many others. All of the park's buildings will be open from 9:00 until 2:00. The Hamilton Heritage Hunters Genealogical Society will be on hand to share ideas about family history with you. They will be located in the Depot basement.
For the first time, the Jameson cabin will be open to the public. Brothers Charles and Jacob Jameson built the cabin around 1850 south of Duncombe by the Brushy Creek area. Various family members lived in the cabin until 1913 or later. The cabin sat empty until around 1933 when Frank Bonebright acquired it and moved it to the Bonebright Museum Complex as another museum for his vast collections.
Other events include the annual car show at 9:00. Fun and games in the center courtyard will begin at 10:00. The first murder trial in Hamilton County will be re-enacted in front of the old courthouse at 11:00. Boy Scout Troop 17 will start selling lunch at 11:00 a.m. Peter Amstalden will be playing guitar and singing accompanied by Hannah Tjarks in a concert at 1:00 p.m. "Rockin the River" DJ service will provide information and music throughout the day. There is still time to sign up for the car show or flea market. There is no charge to enter but you must provide your own tables. If you have any further questions please contact Cheryl Patrou at 515-297-0752 or 515-297-0273.