Spring plantin’ at the Pioneer Museum Friday and Saturday

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The staff of the Pioneer Museum of Alabama has its collective hand on the plow in preparation for the museum’s second annual Spring Plantin’ event on Friday and Saturday.

Plantin’ will get underway at 9 a.m. and the “mule” will be put in the barn at 5 p.m. both days. Admission is $6. Children ages six and under will be admitted free.

“Spring Plantin’ is one of our two largest annual events and we have two days of springtime activities planned for all ages,” said Kari Barley, museum director. “We’ll have demonstrators, re-enactors, storytellers and games and contests. So, Spring Plantin’ will be fun for everyone.”

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The wood stove in the museum’s Demonstration Cabin will be “fired up,” milk will be in the churn waiting for the butter to come and an old-time ice cream freezer will need a-crankin’.

Barley said the Demonstration Cabin is a favorite place for visitors to stop and sit a spell.

“The demonstrations are interesting and educational and the “results” are tasty,” she said.

“Volunteers will demonstrate smocking, chair caning and basket weaving at different sites on the grounds. For the kids, we’ll have a greasy pig race and plants to plant and take home.

“The museum’s train will be running and, on Saturday, we’ll also have wagon rides. There will be lots to do and fun to be had both days. So, we invite everyone to join us for Spring Plantin’ at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama Friday and Saturday.”