Guests are invited to take a "Walk on the Wilder Side," an exciting fundraiser to benefit the Wilder Museum of Warren County History, on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 3 to 6 p.m. at 51 Erie Ave., Irvine. This fascinating event will feature a close-up experience with the Joseph DeFrees Antique Gun Collection, a muzzleloader demonstration by Rodger Shattuck and Skip Trumbull, a clinic on how to care for and clean firearms by Bob Green, and information on the Seneca Nation by Alex Watkins. New this year to the event will be two exhibits including a nitroglycerine display by Jeff Pierson. Also, in celebration of Mary Grishaver's recent Stepping Stones article on Warren County's cigar manufacturing past, there will be a special cigar exhibit highlighting various businesses and individuals including Frederick Fette who had a "Segar" shop in downtown Warren in 1864. There also will be a special appearance by "Henry Rouse" who will share information on the history of the local oil industry and his own lasting impact on our community. Sub sandwiches, German potato salad, desserts and beverages all will be included with a $20 minimum donation. Sandwiches and beverages have been donated by Subway Restaurants, Bi-Lo, Warren Shurfine and Crescent Beer Distributors. A 50/50 drawing will benefit the Wilder Museum as well as the lucky winner. RSVP by calling 723-1795. For more information, call us, visit www.warrenhistory.org, or like the Warren County Historical Society on Facebook. All proceeds raised will help benefit the Wilder Museum of Warren County History.
Pictured, from left, are Jim Shaw, Jack Shaw and Rodger Shattuck, firearms curator, as they inspect the gun collection.