Special demonstrations and activities are planned for the season's opening of Pioneer Town in Cedaredge on Saturday, May 25. On this day, known as Heritage Day, admittance is free.
The museum's 25 buildings, all with historical exhibits, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Volunteers will be on hand throughout the area to offer information and answer questions. A map of the grounds will be available for self guided tours, guided tours can be provided. Check in at the Welcome Center.
Start your tour at the Bar I wooden silos, the historical "trademark" of Pioneer Town. Nearby, watch the Cranky Piecers Polly Pulver and Lida Lety work their magic on crank sewing machines. Stop by the Carriage Shed to make something to take home with leatherworker Dick McGuire. Nearby visit the Peterson Cabin and the Sand Creek School House.
On the main street, walk the raised wooden walkways while checking out original and restored buildings containing exhibits gathered from our area's pioneer and early days. The Lizard Head Saloon will feature live guitar and bass music by the Dobie Brothers; Jim Hackanson and Al Smith will entertain in the morning.
There is more! Move on to the old Austin Train Depot and be sure to visit Doris' Doll and Toy House. Across the way is the impressive Sutherland Indian Museum with its many artifacts and new displays.
The Blacksmith Shop will be in full swing. Watch blacksmith Paul Michaels at work, and don't be surprised if he gives out a trinket or two.
Organist Carol Gamble and pianist Vernette Mackley will be playing throughout the day in the inspirational Chapel of the Cross.
After working up an appetite while peering inside each building, refreshments, hotdogs and burgers will be sold near the Indian Museum, prepared by the Cedaredge Rotary Club.
Pioneer Town is also fortunate this year to have local flute and guitar musician Steve Jueneman playing for us.
Keep your eye out for the Women's Surface Creek Saddle Club Riders, miniature donkeys, and pioneers dressed in vintage garb as you wander around.
The Cedaredge Line Dancers will be in the Stolte Shed in the afternoon followed by western singer Ray Carpenter.
There will also be Pioneer Town hay wagon tours driven by Les Mergelman. You might even spot a cowboy or the Sheriff! And, watch out for bank robbers!
Chairperson for this event is Curt Williams with co-chairman Jane Everett.
With Heritage Day celebrating the 2013 season's opening, Pioneer Town will then be open, for a fee, adults $5, seniors $4, children 8-17 $3, age 7 and under free. Current Surface Creek Valley Historical members and their family members living at home are also admitted free.
The museum is open Monday through Saturday 10a.m. to 4p.m.-Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. Watch for special events and chapel concerts. Call 970-856-7554 or checkout website Pioneertown.com for more information.blog comments powered by Disqus