Recap: The Men That Built The Western Reserve

On October 3, amid the rain and cold temperatures, the Brimfield Historical Society & Kelso House Museum hosted three living history presenters; Bob Hurd, who portrayed Lt. Jeremiah Greenman (and his wife); Bob Dickson, who portrayed a Western Reserve Frontiersman; and “Dakota Bob” Kunst of the Portage County Historical Society, who demonstrated his traditional Grass-Weaving Machine. 

The event was attended by several of our members, many of whom enjoyed Chilli and Cornbread after the opening presentations. The guests were then able to mingle and talk with the presenters, asking questions about their lives and their equipment, among other things.

Those who choose to venture out into the barn, were able to try their hand at grass-weaving, as Dakota Bob talked about the differences between his machine and those we use today, as well as talking about his hypothetical Native American Village located at the County Historical Society.

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Left: Some of our guests try their hand at Grass Weaving in the Barn. Right: Two of our members take a photo with a Western Reserve Frontiersman (Bob). Below: One of our members talks with Lt. and Mrs. Greenman.
IMG_0727 IMG_0770Another Angle of the Grass-Weaving Machine.