5th Annual Locust Street Historical Fair
The Fifth Annual Locust Street Historical Fair was held last Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. along the 100 and 200 blocks of Locust Street in a celebration of the history of Centralia, Illinois. Walking tours were conducted and presentations were given on several historic buildings. The Civil War Reenactors of Marion County set up cannons outside the Centralia Area Historical Museum. Several actors portraying past Centralians were dressed in historic costumes. The Artisan Guild of Southern Illinois gave weaving, spinning and pottery demonstrations and displayed some of their projects. Old fashioned craft items and historic photos were on sale, and Locust Street was lined with antique cars. Pictured are scenes from this year’s event.