The Surface Creek Valley Historical Society and its volunteers invite the entire community to one of the grandest social events of the season on Saturday, June 25. The Night on the Town is set for this Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.
The location is Main Street in Pioneer Town. The community is welcome to attend and enjoy this event and admission to the remarkable and interesting Pioneer Town museum displays is free.
This is a social community event where the SCVHS volunteers stage a celebration of the valley's early settler heritage with true Western flair. Period dress is encouraged, and no one needs to be shy about donning the cowboy hat that's been sitting on the top shelf in the hall closet all year. Gingham and lace are appropriate attire, as well as rawhide fringe and cowboy boots.
Besides free admission, the SCVHS and volunteers promise lots of activities for their guests including the traditional scavenger hunt -- no better way to test your knowledge of the Pioneer Town exhibits and, if you aren't careful, maybe learn something new.
The always popular blacksmith shop will be fired up for demonstrations of the ancient and honored craft. There will be games for kids and prizes, and live music, too.
A special event is also planned. As the new pavilion at Sutherland Museum was nearing completion last week, SCVHS is looking forward to an official dedication of the newest addition to the Pioneer Town events complex.
There will be food. The published menu of offerings includes brats, hot dogs, snacks and drinks, all available to keep the fun fueled up for three hours.
The Surface Creek Valley Historical Society has created, maintained, and continues to develop a remarkable community asset, with the 25 buildings of the Pioneer Town complex filled with interesting and authentic artifacts of the valley's heritage. Pioneer Town is an exceptional enterprise that was created and is managed by volunteers without reliance on government support. To borrow a phrase, it is truly an institution of the people, by the people, and for the people to use and enjoy, especially on this coming Saturday, June 25.