Homeschoolers visit Pioneer Museum

Published 5:23 pm Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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The Pioneer Museum of Alabama welcomed a group of home-school students from South Central Alabama including Elrod, Gordo and Aliceville. The students toured the museum and the structures on the grounds including the Little Red Schoolhouse, the Log Church and the Old Country Store. They were amused at the “outhouse” and fascinated by the Adams Country Store.

Art McKnatt, store keeper, enlightened the students by sharing with them the variety of items not available at today’s 7-11 markets. The shelves of Adams Store included sewing notions, snuff, hoop cheese, medicines in glass bottles, tin dishes, farm implements, a pickle barrel and a potbellied stove.

Just about anything you might need, McKnatt said.

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“Way back then, the saying bout an old country store was  I7f we don’t have it, you probably won’t need it.”