The Washington Historical Society has set Sept. 9 for its inaugural Heritage Day. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Razorville Hall, 264 Razorville Road.

Heritage tradesmen will be demonstrating blacksmithing, log-hewing and stone masonry. Those who are willing and able will have the opportunity to try an old-fashioned buck saw and two-man crosscut saw.

The Washington Fiber Ladies will be exhibiting their skills of rug-hooking, rug-braiding and spinning as well.

Beginning at 11 a.m., there will be face-painting and crafts and games for the kids. Local farmers will be showing off their antique tractors, with a parade at 11:30.

This year's pie contest has a grand prize of $50. Homemade pies must be brought to the Old Town House across the street from the museum by 11 a.m. for judging. After the judging, pie slices will be available for sale.

From 1 to 3 p.m., attendees can have their family heirlooms appraised by Larry Trueman, owner of LT Auctions, for a $5 donation for each item.

Down the street at the Farrar-Ross VFW Hall, local veterans will be available to discuss their war-time memorabilia and share camaraderie. At 11 a.m., they will put on a cookout of hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, baked beans, salads and dessert for the price of a donation.

And of course the museum will be open for visitors to see what new items have been donated over the past year and experience life in the "olden days."