Pioneer Days set for Oct. 11-12

Published 3:00 am Saturday, October 5, 2019

The Pioneer Museum of Alabama will come alive next weekend as guests will be transported back in time to life in the pioneer days.

The museum will host its annual Pioneer Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12 on the museum grounds.

Each day there will be historical interpreters, tradesmen, a caner, a chuck wagon cook with his 1890’s chuck wagon, spinners, weaver and much more. Pioneer Days will welcome some new additions this year.

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Friday’s Festival will feature the 2B Ranch Wild West Show with a special showing at 2 p.m. for the general public. On Saturday, a blacksmith will be on site to demonstrate and the Montgomery Area Dulcimer Players are scheduled to perform at 10:30 a.m.

The festival will welcome first time participant Forrest Dilmore, a chuck wagon cook. Dilmore was the Reserve Grand Champion at the 2018 Vidalia Onion Festival Chuck Wagon Cook-off.

“The weather is predicted to be cooler, so it will be a great day to bring the family out, spend some time on the grounds, walk the nature trail and tour the museum,” said Barbara Tatom, museum director.

“This last year, we have spent a great deal of time cleaning and making improvements in the main building,” Tatom said.

Admission is $12. Members and children under the age of five get in free. The Pioneer Museum of Alabama is located at 248 U.S. Highway 231 North in Troy. For more information see or call the museum at 334-566-3597.