EVART -- The Evart Area Historical Society will present a sesquicentennial program at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Evart at their regular monthly meeting.

The meeting will begin with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. The program will follow with a presentation by Osceola County Commissioner Roger Elkins, who will perform as pioneer Delos A. Blodgett. Elkins will share information about Blodgett and the history of Osceola County.

Blodgett, one of the county's most prominent pioneers, came to the area as part of the lumber industry during the 1850s. He was a farmer and logger, and in 1858, built a sawmill and grist mill in the area now known as Hersey.

In 1869, Hersey was established as the county seat, which was later moved to Reed City.

State representatives also will be on hand to make presentations in honor of the county's sesquicentennial.

The Osceola County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution designating 2019 as the county's sesquicentennial year in July.