CG Historical Society to present history of Lurch Brothers

Early business owners, believed to be the first to move from the west side to the eastside establishing our current main street, the Lurch brothers have a significant and troublesome history in Cottage Grove. The Cottage Grove Historical Society’s March presentation will provide a look at the Lurch Family, its businesses and roles in Cottage Grove history. Presented by the current owner of Ben Lurch’s home, Gerald Santana, this peek into Cottage Grove’s past is certain to engage the detectives in everyone as they learn about early businesses, mysterious fires, a trial, a conviction and some unanswered questions. 

This presentation is part of the Cottage Grove Historical Society’s monthly series featuring local historical topics. Presentations take place the third Saturday of each month and the public is encouraged to attend. There is no charge, but donations are always welcome. 

This free presentation takes place at the Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 Gibbs Street, beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16. 

Coffee and refreshments will be available. 

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