FOX LAKE — The Fox Lake Historical Society presents “Discovering History Day” at 4 p.m., Saturday, at the Community Congregational Church Museum, 205 College Ave., Fox Lake.
Attendees will take a wagon ride will on a history tour of Fox Lake with docents pointing out important sites including College Square, George Stevens’ Grocery Store and first bank of Fox Lake. Also, the site of the 1861 4th of July drill, residences of S. C. McDowell, Charles Eggleston, and William Dawes, the Fox Lake Train Depot and horse drawn Railway Loop.
At 6 p.m., Gavin Hanna, the great-great-grandson of Samuel McDowell a teacher and Canadian resident, will visit along with his mother, aunt, and sister for a presentation on McDowell and his membership in the Fox Lake Rifles, Company D, 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry and his return after the Civil War.
A copy the McDowell diary will be on display at the museum and may be ordered for $10.
The event is open to the public and refreshments will be served at the end of the evening. Event is free, but donations are accepted.