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October 3, 2013

Pioneer Day at Mounds State Park

State parks alive and thriving despite federal shutdown

ANDERSON — While national parks and wildlife refuges are being impacted by the federal government shutdown, state parks and reservoirs are still very much open for business as usual. Madison County’s own Mounds State Park hosts Pioneer Day tomorrow, taking a look back at life in the 1800s.

The historic Bronnenberg Home at the state park makes the perfect location to explore a variety of activities outside the home, and take tours inside. Events are planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

At 11 a.m., check out John Suko’s presentation on the role that stone tools have played throughout history. Throughout the day, he’ll be demonstrating the art of flint knapping.

At 1 p.m., Dustin Clark, assistant property manager at the park, will demonstrate Dutch oven cooking. He’ll share his favorite Dutch oven campfire recipes and tips. Throughout the event, kids will have fun exploring the kinds of chores pioneer farm children had to manage. They can help guest interpreter Dianna Priest mow the lawn and wash laundry — the old-fashioned way.

Youngsters can also participate in old-fashioned games, the kind that were popular over a hundred years ago, like graces, croquet and wooden stilts. Guest interpreter Kim Ousley will be crafting yarn dolls like pioneer kids would have done, too.

There will be a dress-up station where visitors can try on some pioneer-style fashion.

Look for the big kettle heating over the fire. That’s where they’ll be popping fresh batches of popcorn throughout the day. Visitors can also try their hand at making some fresh butter with guest interpreter Michaelene McWilliams.

Check out an 1880s Columbia High Wheeler, and other antique bicycles, on display from the collection of local bicycle aficionado Rex Upshaw.

Check in with guest interpreter Nancy Hulse to get in on the antique guessing game. Hulse will have antique household and farm tools on display, and visitors can try to figure out their true uses.

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