On September 30 and October 1, experience Har-Ber Village Museum’s 4th annual Pioneer Days event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Transport back to a time when it was possible to survive without cars, fast food restaurants, cell phones, microwaves and the internet!
Enjoy a simpler, hands-on way of life as volunteers demonstrate skills that made our pioneers ancestors self-reliant: log hewing, spinning, weaving, processing flax plants into linen, sausage making, hearth cooking and baking, quilting, candlemaking, heirloom gardening, blacksmithing and more.
Living history reenactors will portray “hanging judge” Judge and Mrs. Parker in the Village courthouse.
Many hands-on activities will allow younger visitors to experience pioneer life first-hand. Create a quilt block. Churn butter. Grind corn. Make sausage. Wash laundry on a scrub board. Play period games.
On Friday only, students will be able to attend school taught by a “school marm” in the Village schoolhouse. Doug Crane will demonstrate banjo making.
On Saturday only, basket weaver Mary McCreery will demonstrate her craft. Period music will be played in the Village by Hawthorne throughout the day. Scouts will be able to earn a special patch by registering at the front desk upon admission and completing the available activities.
The fun continues on Saturday evening as guests enjoy a pioneer-theme dinner.
Beef Stew over Cheese Grits, a side Salad, a Hot Roll and homemade Cinnamon Rolls for dessert will be served at The Café at Har-Ber Village.
Following the meal, Borderline will play bluegrass music in the Event Tent. Fee is $30 for meal and music or $15 for music only. Meal reservations and prepayment are required as space is limited! Call 918-786-6446 or visit har-bervillage.com.
All activities are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted.
Activities are subject to change based on availability of our volunteers. Har-Ber Village Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30 to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults; $7.50 for seniors 62+; $5 for children ages 6-13; under 6 and members are free. Museum admission is not necessary to shop in the Village retail shops, to eat at the Café or to walk the Nature Trail.