Pioneer Town

Pioneer Town museum.

Staff Report

Last week, the Pioneer Town Museum opened for the season, and now Jerry McHugh, vice president of the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society, is reporting a lineup of events for the summer.

First off, “Pioneer Town Talks” are scheduled each Thursday throughout the season, with the first one being this upcoming Thursday, June 25, and featuring the history of water in the Surface Creek Valley with Bob Morris. It will begin at 3:30 p.m. Admission to Pioneer Town or a membership is required to attend.

SCVHS will also launch Friday Night Socials beginning on July 3 from 5-7 p.m. These events are exclusively for SCVHS members, and the first social will include hard cider from Happy Hollow Hard Cider, as well as wine and beer. There may sometimes be a small charge for beverages at these events.

On July 4, the Pioneer Town Country Fair will be hosting a cherry pie contest, with judging taking place at 3 p.m. The admission cost for four people is a cherry pie and $10. SCVHS plans to host peach, apple and ice cream events later in the summer, McHugh said.

To control the limited capacity during the pandemic, all events will be ticketed, with the number of tickets available ranging from eight to 50 depending on the event and venue. Tickets can be reserved on Eventbrite, on, the Pioneer Town Facebook page or by emailing Anyone who has trouble registering for these events online can call the museum at 970-856-7554.

In the meantime, the Pioneer Town Museum is open each week Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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