Shown is pioneer story-teller Margaret Fritzel who will present ‘The Diary’ May 12 at Timbercrest Senior Living Community. Photo Provided by Margaret Fritzel
Shown is pioneer story-teller Margaret Fritzel who will present ‘The Diary’ May 12 at Timbercrest Senior Living Community. Photo Provided by Margaret Fritzel
NORTH MANCHESTER – Pioneer story-teller Margaret Fritzel will present “The Diary” as part of the North Manchester Historical Society’s monthly lecture series.
The program will be presented at 6:40 p.m. May 12 in the Assembly Room at Timbercrest Senior Living Community and is free and open to the public.
It tells the story of a pioneer family who leaves Liberty, Mo., and travels via wagon train all the way to Oregon.
Fritzel began telling stories to audiences of all ages in 1986.  For “The Diary,” she assumes the character of the pioneer woman in the diary.  
Fritzel also makes presentations as Laura Ingalls Wilder and as a pioneer woman traveling to Indiana.  
She retired from the Warsaw Community Public Library in May 2013 after 25 years.  She is married to Doug Fritzel, who pastors the Warsaw Bible Church, and they have two grown children.  
The public is also invited to come to the Assembly Room at 6 p.m. for a meal prior to the program.  
For those who wish to attend the dinner, reservations must be made no later than noon May 9. The cost of the meal is $8.50.  Reservations may be made by calling Evelyn at 260-982-6777, Mary at 260-982-1813 or the Center for History at 260-982-0672.
The senior living community is at 2201 E. St., North Manchester.