HENNEPIN — The annual open house of the Putnam County Historical Society, featuring the Ag Museum and the Pulsifer House is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The Ag Museum is located approximately one-quarter of a mile east of the Pulsifer House at 501 Old Hwy 26 in Hennepin.
"It's held on the third Sunday of August every year," said Putnam County Historical Society President Sydney Whittaker. "Usually over 100 people will come through both sites."
Members of the Putnam County Historical Society volunteer to run the open house. There will be a food stand available. Luke Holly, who is in charge of the Ag Museum issued an invitation to those who collect old tractors.
"Anybody that has tractors in the area that would like to bring them out, we will have a show for tractors and antique trucks, vehicles; anyone is invited to bring theirs and put it on display," Holly said.
One of the organizers' goals is to remind Putnam County and out-of-area residents that this is a family event. With that goal in mind, the historical society has added two new attractions to this year's event.
Bruce Holloway of Buda will be speaking on beekeeping. Holloway has built a special beehive with see-through glass so people can actually see the bees at work — doing what comes naturally to them.
"For kids, we actually have a man that was at the Marshall-Putnam Fair," said Holly. "He brought the discovery trailer where you could see and interact with the animals."
"We just have these two extra things to add entertainment to it," said Whittaker. "We would like to see more families come out."
The annual open house has been held for more than 10 years.