Baker Heritage Festival draws record crowd, exhibitors (PHOTOS)

Published: Monday, November 4, 2013 at 05:56 PM.

Across the room, her sister, Mary Ellen Wexler, churned butter in an antique hand-cranked churn, while the women's mother, Ernestine Harvey, supervised from her fireside chair.

Such demonstrations, which included cypress shingle making, quilting and blacksmithing, supplemented Baker Block Museum exhibits and regional historic societies’ displays.

Outside, vintage Model T and Model A Ford cars and trucks attracted many attendees.

Retired Baker School teachers Kay and Roger O'Neal paused periodically to study displays and chat with exhibitors, but more often receive former students’ greetings.

"This area is rich in history," Roger O'Neal said. "What a great day to come out and see it."

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