History will come alive in May when students visit the Appalachian Settlement. Children K-5 will learn how people lived during the 1840's. They will visit original log cabins and talk to pioneer ladies. They also will see a blacksmith demonstrate his work in the blacksmith shop and observe craftsmen performing various crafts. Young visitors will learn how the pioneers made syrup when they go to the sorghum syrup mill. In the kitchen garden, students will meet gardeners and learn how early settlers raised their own food. An interactive musical program was also be part of Pioneer Days this year.
Make reservations early as the program is limited to 250 students each day. Last year, teachers and chaperones said they enjoyed the program as much as the children. Many plan to return in 2013 and indicated this was a wonderful field trip for the students and a great way to end the school year. Last year was the second year the Center held the Pioneer Days progam. Because it was such a success in 2011, it was held for two days in 2012 and will be held two days in 2013. The fee is $7 per student for the two hour program. There will be no tours of the museum on Pioneer Days.
Below: Students visited the syrup mill, the blacksmith demonstrated his craft and a pioneer lady carded wool. Students watched a lady making lace and went in a historic log cabin to see how settlers lived. They saw how pioneers washed their clothing and also watched a man cane a chair.