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Living history day sees large attendance at GEM


Mike Armstrong

Sheriff Tim Nicklas talks with Mark Dunning as he demonstrates how to make rope.

Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) hosted its annual Living History Day on Saturday with booming attendance. The event is a tradition which Candy Moulton, author and a founder of GEM said goes back about 50 years.

"I was here when we did the first one," Moulton said. "When we first started it, we did it on Memorial Day weekend, but so many times it would be cold. Some of the buildings have fire places that we would light and huddle into to stay warm. Then we moved it to July, so now we sweat."

Moulton was dressed in a period outfit of the late 19th century as visitors entered the Parkinson House...

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