The Sayre Historical Society hosted its annual Oktoberfest event and showcased a special rotating exhibit, “The Life of M. Louis Gore,” featuring photographs and paintings from the life of the Valley artist who lived on Chestnut Street in Sayre.

According to the Sayre Historical Society, Gore is known for many painted murals like the ones at Sayre High School, the Sayre Elks Lodge and the Farmers National Bank in Athens, as well as private works for individuals in the area.

The event was accompanied with local beverage companies, Lane Beverage and Bluestone Brewery, as well as three local musicians — Jesse Bennett, Brian Murphy and bassist Larry Lolli — to help create the atmosphere in the rotating exhibit.

“It’s a community event that is getting great support,” said volunteer Michael Frantz. “The event helps the museum achieve its goal of preserving local history.”

The theme that was portrayed was a Bavarian beer garden and a variety of different Oktoberfest brews were prepared to be tasted.

“We’re really pleased with the craft beer, live music, and food,” said Frantz. “It really made the event special for us.”

The Sayre Historical Society hosts an event every month and the museum will be hosting their Model Train Day in November for the community to enjoy.

“It’s really nice to see people come and to see their smiles at the events,” said Frantz.

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