By Karen Blackledge
The Danville News
Quilling in the likeness of President Abraham Lincoln is among the many items offered for sale at the Iron Heritage Festival Store.
Lynn Reichen, festival program director, did the quilling which is the old art of curling paper. She also serves as president of the Montour County Historical Society.
This year’s festival theme is The Civil War Years, with James Getty, nationally known portrayer of Abraham Lincoln, visiting Danville starting July 19.
The limited quantities of Lincoln likenesses are $15 each at the store at 316 Mill St.
Store hours beginning July 1 are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The store also has tickets available for the several paid events during the festival, July 19-21.
Store Manager Sylvia Knorr is taking orders for stadium baskets, trimmed in Danville colors of orange and purple, and for neutral stadium baskets.
The store also has available a shopping basket, a variety of shirts, embroidered hats, pins commemorating the Civil War, toy soldiers, Westerwald pottery, Union and Confederate hats, this year’s pin commemorating the festival theme, toy soldiers in various ranks and brigades, cannons, models of the ships the Monitor and Merrimac, Civil War toy soldier sets and Gettysburg toy soldier sets, sock monkeys, children’s heritage toys and topsy turvy dolls.
New publications include “Answering the Call” by Robert A. Schmidt, “To See the Things I’ve Seen: Montour Men in the Civil War” by Terry Diener, of Danville, and “From Irish Immigrant to Civil War Veteran” and “Montour County at Gettysburg” by Danville native Susan Reichen Boardman.
Also available is the new book “Nathaniel’s Call,” by the Rev. Robert Andrews, of Danville.
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