At the October meeting of the Washington County Board, the Washington County Historical Society came to the board with a request to place a plaque in the courthouse commemorating the John Lively Family of 1813, the first settlers to Washington County.
Now the WCHS cordially invites the public to the Society’s annual banquet. The event will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the Original Springs Restaurant in Okawville. Doors open at 6 p.m., with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m.
Along with honoring the Lively Family, WCHS will be hosting SIU-C Professor and Shawnee National Forest Archaeologist Mark Wagner, who worked to create “Legend Seekers – The Lively Family Massacre”, a documentary on the family.
The presentation of the Lively Family plaque to Washington County will also take place at the banquet. A silent auction will also be held.
Tickets to the banquet are $15 each. They can be purchased from any Washington County Historical Society Board member, at the Society’s Museum or the L&N Depot from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, or at The Nashville News from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Tickets will also be for sale at the door.
This banquet will feature good food, an interesting and informative presentation, and your presence will also help the Historical Society to honor the Lively Family, those first brave settlers to the area.