The Southern Howard County Historical Society will host its annual “Cork and More Wine Walk 2018” on Saturday, March 17 from 4 PM to 7 PM beginning at the Historical Society in New Franklin.
The event will be the eighth wine walk and one of several hosted by the Southern Howard County Historical Society this year. Cost is $15 per attendee including a wine glass and unlimited tastings and sipping. The 2018 wine walk will feature products from nine local wineries, one distillery, The Big Hungry Food Truck, door prizes, two bands performing and carriage rides throughout the event.  
“It brings all the community together to listen to music and spend time together,“ explained Southern Howard County Historical Society President Sue Thompson, “It’s right downtown so it’s kind of open for everybody and it’s a good community project.”
According to Thompson, proceeds from the events assist in funding the annual maintenance and preservation of the Historical Society’s building and museum at the estimated rate of approximately $5,000. Funds raise also support the three rotating exhibitions the museum displays each year concerning topics of local and state history.
“We’ve been working on museum projects since last April and we try to have a rotating museum project every few months,“ elaborated Thompson. 
The ongoing goal of the Southern Howard County Historical Society is to increase visitors to the museum and the diversify the themes of rotating exhibits funded by events like the wine walk. The wine walk were originally established as fundraising efforts for the Santa Fe Trail Monument project.
Advance tickets for the wine walk are available at New Franklin Exchange Bank. For updates prior to the event, attendees are encouraged the Facebook event page created by the Southern Howard County Historical Society named “Cork and More Wine Walk 2018.”