Bauer to speak on Bureau County Fair history


PRINCETON - The Bureau County Genealogical Society is excited to announce that it will host its first program at 629 S. Main St. in Princeton since Covid-19 related closings began in the state more than a year ago. The speaker for the meeting will be Kathy Bauer, executive secretary for the Bureau County Fair, who has been associated with the fair for over 25 years.

The fair began when a group of local men formed an agricultural society in June of 1855 and held their first fair in October of 1856. The public is cordially invited to come and hear all about the history of the fair through a slide presentation. The fair has run continuously with the exception of 1862 due to the Civil War and 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening, July 22. Distanced seating will be available. This program will not be available via Zoom.

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