Pioneer Days planned at Hayden Historical Museum


The Hayden Historical Museum would like to create an outdoor classroom environment for a Pioneer Days event that will take place Sept. 5.

Volunteers are welcome to re-enact pioneer life and conduct related demonstrations or provide exhibits of pioneer artifacts.

Here is a listing of some examples of the activities the museum would like to have demonstrated that day: French fur trappers and camp; Indian artifacts; pioneer games/toys; pioneer cooking; goat milking; sheep shearing; wool dyeing; weaving; blackpowder guns/ loading and shooting; blacksmith work; herbal medicines; crosscut sawing; musical instruments; clothing examples; Native American camp; leather working; fire building; knife/tomahawk throw; tool sharpening; soap making; butter churning; wool cleaning; wool/fiber spinning; rope making; coppersmith; pioneer tools; quilting; moonshine still; farrier; quill writing; broom making; woodworking; basket weaving; rail splitting; using a washboard; and corn shelling.

If you or a group would like to participate, contact the museum at 812-592-8445 or email [email protected].

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