Going back in history


A group of students learn songs and games of the Native Americans during Pioneer Days at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Wednesday. The Shelby County Historical Society coordinated the event.

A group of students learn songs and games of the Native Americans during Pioneer Days at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Wednesday. The Shelby County Historical Society coordinated the event.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Students learn of early transportation by means of the canal in the 19th century during Pioneer Days.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Luke Schmerge, 10, a fourth grader at Botkins, fabricates his project at the tin smith station during Pioneer Day at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Luke is the son of Fred and Becky Schmerge of Botkins.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Students from Botkins learn some tin smithing skills during the 2022 Pioneer Days held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Wednesday, Oct. 5. The Shelby County Historical Society coordinated the event.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Grady Schmiesing, 10, grinds an apple to be processed into fresh apple cider during Pioneer Days at the fairgrounds. Grady is the son of Tony and Julie Schmiesing of Fort Loramie.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

A group of students learn songs and games of the Native Americans during Pioneer Days at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Wednesday. The Shelby County Historical Society coordinated the event.

Students learn of early transportation by means of the canal in the 19th century during Pioneer Days.

Luke Schmerge, 10, a fourth grader at Botkins, fabricates his project at the tin smith station during Pioneer Day at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Luke is the son of Fred and Becky Schmerge of Botkins.

Students from Botkins learn some tin smithing skills during the 2022 Pioneer Days held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Wednesday, Oct. 5. The Shelby County Historical Society coordinated the event.

Grady Schmiesing, 10, grinds an apple to be processed into fresh apple cider during Pioneer Days at the fairgrounds. Grady is the son of Tony and Julie Schmiesing of Fort Loramie.

A group of students learn songs and games of the Native Americans during Pioneer Days at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Wednesday. The Shelby County Historical Society coordinated the event.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/10/web1_DSC_2826.jpgA group of students learn songs and games of the Native Americans during Pioneer Days at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Wednesday. The Shelby County Historical Society coordinated the event. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Students learn of early transportation by means of the canal in the 19th century during Pioneer Days.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/10/web1_DSC_2829.jpgStudents learn of early transportation by means of the canal in the 19th century during Pioneer Days. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Luke Schmerge, 10, a fourth grader at Botkins, fabricates his project at the tin smith station during Pioneer Day at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Luke is the son of Fred and Becky Schmerge of Botkins.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/10/web1_DSC_2818.jpgLuke Schmerge, 10, a fourth grader at Botkins, fabricates his project at the tin smith station during Pioneer Day at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Luke is the son of Fred and Becky Schmerge of Botkins. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Students from Botkins learn some tin smithing skills during the 2022 Pioneer Days held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Wednesday, Oct. 5. The Shelby County Historical Society coordinated the event.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/10/web1_DSC_2800.jpgStudents from Botkins learn some tin smithing skills during the 2022 Pioneer Days held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Wednesday, Oct. 5. The Shelby County Historical Society coordinated the event. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Grady Schmiesing, 10, grinds an apple to be processed into fresh apple cider during Pioneer Days at the fairgrounds. Grady is the son of Tony and Julie Schmiesing of Fort Loramie.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/10/web1_DSC_2824.jpgGrady Schmiesing, 10, grinds an apple to be processed into fresh apple cider during Pioneer Days at the fairgrounds. Grady is the son of Tony and Julie Schmiesing of Fort Loramie. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News