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Pioneer Days encourages learning

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

TERRE HAUTE -- The Vigo County Park and Recreation Department will celebrate its 39th Fowler Park Pioneer Days Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The public is invited to step back in time and enjoy a "simpler way of life."

Pioneer Village, located within Fowler Park, features log cabins, a log barn, smokehouse, blacksmith shop, a covered bridge and a gristmill.

Approximately 150 Pioneer Village folk and volunteers will recreate the 1840s by demonstrating the routine tasks and activities of those who lived in the era, using the same methods and tools.

Questions are always welcome. The weekend is designed as a learning experience. Hands-on activities will be scattered throughout Pioneer Village to encourage visitor participation.

Old-fashioned crafters, located on the south side of the village, will demonstrate their talents and their crafts will be available for purchase. This year's crafts will include hand-woven rugs, jewelry, wooden toys, clothing, baskets, furniture and more.

Food vendors, featuring homemade classes, will be located on the south side of the covered bridge by the shelter.

Drinks, meals and desserts will be available for purchase.

The Traders Market, located in the field behind the shelter, will have a variety of hand-crafted items and locally grown orchard and farm products available for purchase.

Local artists will be visible throughout Pioneer Village drawing, painting and selling artwork.

Church service will take place in the log church within Pioneer Village Sunday, at 9 a.m.

Parking is $2 for each day. Fowler Park is located south of Terre Haute on United States 41.

For more information, call 812-462-3392 or log on to www.vigocounty.in.gov.

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