One new feature at the expanding Hillsboro Family Festival will be an ad hoc exhibit of area antiques called “Glimpses of Our Past.”
This year’s exhibit, which will be located in the Foods Building on the Marion County Fairgrounds, will focus on the eras surrounding the two world wars of the 20th century, according to organizer Janice Porter.
“It’s going to be a display that basically covers World War I and World War II, with uniforms from at least four different branches of the service-and even a nurse’s uniform,” she said.
The uniforms are being contributed by the Hillsboro American Legion Post #366.
The exhibit will also include antiques from the domestic life of that era.
“We’re hoping to show what was happening in the home, too, while people were defending our country,” Porter said.
Also contributing to the display are Hillsboro’s two antique stores, Molly’s on Main Street and Boucher’s Red Barn.
Individuals with antiques from the era are invited to lend them to the display. Porter said the emphasis is on the local area.
People who have antiques from the era that were used in the local area can contribute them to the display. For more information, call Porter at 947-2079.
Unless indicated otherwise by the donor, the antiques are not for sale, Porter said.
“It will be fun if this idea grows,” she said.