Historic “Edinburgh” Day

Coronavirus update as of May 14, 2020: President George Blackwood has cancelled all of the Edinburg Historical Society’s programs for 2020 due to the continuing Coronavirus situation. If things change we may be able to have the Edinburg Fall Festival on September 26th. We will of course let everyone know if this happens.



at The Nellie Tyrrell & Rural Museums

Cty. Hwy. 4 (N. Shore Rd.)
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Rain or shine.

Come join us for this wonderful free annual event!

~ Horse & Wagon Rides (free) 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ~
~Locally Created Products for Sale, including Jewelry, Greeting Cards, Cross-stitch, and more! ~

The Society has promoted community and regional awareness of and involvement in the rich heritage of the small town of Edinburg by sponsoring the annual Historic “Edinburgh” Day celebration since 1992.

Picture of man demonstarting old-style welding with old-style furnace

Welding Demonstration

On Historic “Edinburgh” Day, horse and wagon rides convey visitors from one museum to the other. Depending on availability, skill demonstrations such as weaving, spinning, woodworking, wooden hay rake and pack basket making, fly tying, trapping, snowshoe making, chair caning, quilt making, and blacksmithing inspire and inform. Historic displays show different aspects of life in our town. The sale of commemorative historical society merchandise and raffle tickets benefit the Society.

In the past, a historic bus tour was an important event during the festivities; it provide an opportunity for residents and visitors to view the many historic buildings, sites, and cemeteries that are in the area. The tour was changed yearly, allowing visits to different combinations of locations.