The village of Strasburg will have a special visitor this weekend. Jean-Yves Bart is a translator and photographer from Strasbourg, France, and he is traveling around North America visiting all the communities named Strasburg. Strasburg, Illinois is on his itinerary for this weekend.
Gary Kull is the Vice President of the Strasburg Community Action Network, or SCAN, which has helped to plan the events for Bart’s visit. He says they have planned events for Bart to experience every day life in Strasburg.
Kull says the visit is an opportunity to revisit the community’s history.
Kull and SCAN President Justin Krile will show Bart around the community on Friday. Saturday, Bart is scheduled to visit with some local families in town and the country. On Sunday, there will be an open house reception with Bart at the Strasburg Community Center that the public is invited to attend from 1:30 to 3 p.m.