History comes alive when ‘thunder’ rolls

Published 7:08 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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The Pioneer Museum of Alabama will host “Thunder on the Three Notch,” one of its most popular and well-attended events from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4.

Barbara Tatom, museum director, said the re-enactment of the Battle of Hobdy’s Bridge, the critical action of the Creek War of 1836 and1837, will be a highlight event at 2 p.m. both days.

“The re-enactment of “Thunder on The Three Notch” brings into focus the battle that raged in the area that is a part of the history of Pike and Barbour counties,” Tatom said.

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Although the battle is a highlight of “Thunder on the Three Notch” there is something of historic interest everywhere the eye looks.

“Thunder on the Three Notch” is living history in other ways, Tatom said.  “In addition to the battle, there will be living history encampments, a circuit riding preacher, blacksmithing, yarn spinning, weaving, rope making, wire weaving, quilting and pine needle basket making.

“In the cabin, there will be wood stove cooking; the school marm will be teaching in the Little Red School House and the storekeeper will have tales to tell in the country store.

On Saturday, Sydni Sykes will entertain throughout the afternoon inside the museum.

There will be opportunities to view the historic steam engine train, the rolling store, the smokehouse, the outhouse and the horse-drawn jail.

Admission is charged at $10 for adults. $9 for senior adults and military, $8 children. Children ages five and under and museum members are admitted free.