This weekend, June 1 and 2, the Sturgeon House will be open and commemorating D-Day, the largest sea invasion in the history of the world. It happened 75 years ago and still remains the largest. It opened the door to the invasion that set France free, for which France has expressed “infinite gratitude,” state many sources.
How will the Fairview Area Historical Society commemorate this World War II anniversary? Outside, on the lawn, a reenactor’s group of paratroopers will be deeply involved in the activities that occurred 75 years ago. Come and talk to them. Ask questions. Here is the opportunity to find out about D-Day and especially the paratroopers’ contribution.
Then go inside and see the stories of three Fairview men who were involved in the invasion. We are still looking for more who were there and their stories that we might share. World War II was a turning point for the United States. We emerged as the world’s leading nation. And during that war, every American was involved in some way, if only in rationing.
Oh, by the way, our exhibit on Griswold Cookware exhibit is still on view. Griswold has a connection to Fairview, did you know that? Come in and find out about it.
All events this weekend are free to the public. And the public is certainly invited to come and see. Hours are Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, June 2, Noon to 4 p.m.