OSCEOLA COUNTY — The composer, the late Rev. George Bennard and his second wife, Hannah Dahlstrom, lived in Osceola County just north of Reed City for many years. The Bennard home still stands along “Old US-131” between Ashton and Reed City. A cross near their former home designates not only its location, but also its religious and historical significance.
The Old Rugged Cross Museum in Reed City located at 4918 N. Park St. will have extended hours on Friday, Aug. 10 from 1 to 8 p.m., and there will be an open house there from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 11 featuring a display honoring the life of the Rev. George Bennard and Hannah (Dahlstrom) Bennard. The furnishings and many personal items from the George and Hannah Bennard home are on permanent display at the museum as well.