Corn husk doll program to be held

The Leon Historical Society will present a program on traditional corn husk dolls on Saturday Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. in Leon’s Historic church on Route 62.

Marcy Kane of the Seneca Nation will explain the legends and history of the traditional Native American corn husk dolls as she instructs participants on how to create their own dolls. One interesting question is why do corn husk dolls have no faces? An Indian legend tells us a story of misplaced vanity while history holds the Quakers responsible.

The program is sponsored by the Leon Historical Society, a chartered non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of and education about local history.

The cost for the program and materials is $8 for an individual if preregistered, $10 at the door, or $15 per preregistered couple. Call Bill and Tina Scherman at 296-5268 or to preregister.