Olde Home Days 2004
Olde Home Day 2004 brought to the Village a mixture of people helping to celebrate the Centennial of the Village of Interlaken and the Bi-Centennial of Seneca County. Many groups participated to make the event happen. Leading the day's events were the members of the Interlaken Community Action Group, volunteers who work all year on many projects and then for this one day offer a variety of events to show all who come parts of the Village. Working with them in 2004 were the Centennial committee and the Interlaken Historical Society.
Shown below are just a few of the pictures taken that day. As we find them, we will be posting more pictures.
One highlight of the day were these lovely ladies, showing off fashions from the early 1800's (1804 when Seneca County was created) through the years of the American Civil War, the bustle eras, Gay 90s (1890s that is), the centennial of Seneca county and the formation of the Village of Interlaken, through all the years of the 20th Century. The flappers of the 1920s, through the suits of the World War II era, poodle skirts, bolero jackets, Jackie Kennedy's pill box hat, and of course the mini skirt. Do you remember some of these? Click here to see all of the dresses and read about each item.
In the weeks leading up to Olde Home Day 2004 people voted for their favorite local celebrity. That person (is it the winner or loser) got to Kiss the Cow. Police Chief Jeff beat our School Superintendent Janie Nusser for the honor of the slobbery kiss.
Reynolds' Battery 1st New York Light Artillery came to town for the day. Shown above the soldiers of this Civil War Reenactment Unit perform a cannon drill under the direction of the Captain. Later in the day they moved the 3" Ordinance Rifle to the Fireman's Field and began the evening activities by firing several rounds of black powder.
This vintage steam engine was on display and building a head of steam all day. Once in while you would heard the whistle blow as well.
Each year for Olde Home Day a Citizen of the Year is named by the Interlaken Community Action Group. In honor of the Centennial of the Village of Interlaken nominations were taken for a person or group of people to be named Citizens of the Century. Receiving that honor were the members of the Interlaken Volunteer Fire Department, past and present. Shown above a a few of the men and women who volunteer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist members of the community.
One of the exhibits on Main Street allowed visitors to watch a farrier at work. Shown here he is using his forge to make horseshoes and other implements.
Inside the Farmers' Museum visitors were able to watch a spinning demonstration.
Also demonstrating inside the Farmers' Museum was Howard Barrows. He was working on a small cabinet using the carpenter and cabinet makers tools that are part of the collection.