The annual Harney Heritage Day will be held on the grounds of the General William S. Harney Summer Home at 332 South Mansion St. in Sullivan Saturday, Sept. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 pm.
Members of the Turner Brigade, Company M, Missouri Volunteers, U.S. will encamp for the day, depicting life as a Civil War Union soldier. Theresa Lipe will perform Songs of the Civil War, and Stan Laubinger will display his collection of vintage tools and implements.
At 11 a.m., Dawn Wagner will demonstrate and teach use of the atlatl, an ancient Native American hunting tool. She is the first woman in Missouri to take a whitetail deer using the atlatl, which is a handheld, arm-propelled launcher to project a six-foot spear at a target.
For the past three years, Wagner has ranked in the top 10 in the world in the women’s division of World Atlatl Association’s International Standard Accuracy contest, placing fifth in both 2016 and 2017.
No preregistration is required. Members of the Missouri Atlatl Association will hold a competition in the afternoon.
Special for this year, inside the mansion will be the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street traveling exhibit, “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America,” accompanied by local stories and memorabilia demonstrating how sports have molded communities.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase, including homemade ice cream and pies.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call 314-807-3967 or go to the Harney Mansion Facebook page.
The “Hometown Teams” exhibit has been made possible by the Missouri Humanities Council. The exhibit is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide.
Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.