Boy Scouts, Master Gardners lend support to Pioneer Museum

Published 6:17 pm Monday, April 22, 2024

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Members of Boy Scout Troop 41 in Troy and the Pike County Master Gardeners, have dedicated hours of time to preparing the museum grounds for “Thunder on the Three Notch,” on May 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day.

Barbara Tatom, museum director, said much time and preparation are require to ready the museum and grounds for the annual event.

“We have a dedicated and hard-working staff in Jacob Burnham and Autumn Rogers, but we greatly need and appreciate those who volunteer their help,” Tatom said. 

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Troop 41 did much of the work needed to prepare the grounds for the living history displays and for the skirmishes that are of great historical significance.

“The scouts did a lot of work picking up limbs, sticks and pinecones,” Tatom said. “We appreciate their time and their interest in the museum and their willingness to help.”

The Pike County Master Gardeners are always ready and willing to do what needs be done to prepare the museum grounds for each season, Tatom said.

“There is much garden work to be done throughout the year and the Pike County Master Gardeners are always aware of what needs to be done and they just do it,” Tatom said.

“They have worked in the herb and pollinator gardens and have them ready for the spring. I can’t say how much our volunteers are appreciated and how much their support means to the museum throughout the year.”

“THUNDER ON THE THREE NOTCH” will feature a skirmish of historical significance at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama on Friday and Saturday May 3 and 4.  The skirmish will be at 2 p.m. both days and will depict the Creek and Indian War of 1836, which took place, in part,  along the Pea River in Barbour and Pike counties.