Historical Society Invites County Board To Banquet

In the fall, the Washington County Historical Society asked the Washington County Board to allow them to place a plaque in memory of the 1813 Lively Family Massacre at The Washington County Courthouse (The Courthouse was selected because the site of the actual massacre, in Covington Township, is very difficult to access).
At the Tuesday, March 13 meeting of the county board, the historical society again returned, this time to invite the board out to their annual banquet, to be held on the evening of April 19, when they will officially present that plaque to the county.
While the historical society specifically invited the board in order to present the plaque, they aren’t the only ones invited to attend the banquet – it’s open to the public, and there will be an interesting presentation related to the massacre as well.
The presentation will be given by Mark Wagner, an SIUC Professor and Shawnee National Forest Archaeologist. Wagner has previously worked on a documentary on the Lively Family Massacre and is very knowledgable about the event.
The dinner will be held at the Original Springs restaurant in Okawville on the evening of Thursday, April 19. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the dinner itself begins at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets to the annual banquet are $15 each. They can be purchased at the Washington County Historical Society Museum or at the L&N Depot when they are open on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m.
Tickets are also available at The Nashville News from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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