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Museum’s Pioneer Days returns this weekend

The Pioneer Museum of Alabama will host “Pioneer Days” from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The annual event will feature an outstanding lineup of demonstrators, re-enactors, exhibitors, musicians and, as always, old-time displays throughout the museum and museum grounds

Barbara Tatom, museum director, said Pioneer Days set for October 9 and 10 had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather but only a couple of demonstrators were unable reschedule due to family illnesses.

“We are looking forward to two great Pioneer Days at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama Friday and Saturday,” Tatom said. “Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy learning more about pioneer days and pioneer ways.”

Among the demonstrators this October will be Conecuh Sporting Store.

“The store will portray a typical establishment that provided items for

hunting, target shooting, trapping and fishing circa 1860,” Tatom said. “There will be over 60 rifles, shotguns, fowlers, and pistols on display as though for sale in a country store.”

In addition, there will be powder, bullets, caps, flints, patch material, targets, binoculars and telescopes, bear grease and neat’s-foot oil, bullet molds, animal traps, cane poles with bobbers and blued hooks and a wide variety of other accessories for sporting.”

Also, on the grounds will be long hunters, re-enactors from the French and Indian War, the Civil War and the War of 1812.

On Saturday, additional Pioneer Days demonstrators will include a blacksmith, the Montgomery Area Dulcimer Players and American Revolution re-enactors.

Visitors to Pioneer Day are asked to adhere to social distancing. Masks are encouraged throughout the museum and grounds and in groups of 10.

Admission to Pioneer Days is $12. Members and ages five and under are admitted free.