Gathering at the Crossing re-lives history from the 1800s

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VERMILLION Co., Ind. (WTWO/WAWV0 — It was a blast from the at the Vermillion County Fairgrounds during the annual Gathering at the Crossing in Cayuga.

“This is a pre-1816 event, which is Indiana statehood. We’re celebrating every day life Indiana,” said Sean Floyd, a living historian.

For the historians to create the history, they live it through the event weekend.

“It’s very important to demonstrate it. I think you get a lot more from a living hsitory demonstration than you do from a book,” said Jennifer Plumm, a living historian.

The event included activities from the 1800s including soap making, bowl carving and beekeeping.

The historians said staying together through the event creates a family atmosphere, just like the old days.

“We just kind of get together and we eat and break bread and talk and have the comraderie. We help each other if somebody has a problem,” Plumm said.

They hope the event will help others to see the importance of knowing their history.

“Without it, where are we? Without history where are we at for our future?” said Floyd.

The Gathering at the Crossing is held each first weekend after Labor Day.

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