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Photo Gallery: Catch the pioneering spirit at Lincoln Pioneer Village and Museum

Opening day at the Lincoln Pioneer Village and Museum featured a host of skilled artisans and reenactors and drew a large crowd of visitors. Here are some scenes from the day (and read a fascinating story about the weaver in the May 11 issue of the Spencer County Leader).

Photos by: Kathy Tretter

Retired Rockport Elementary third grade teacher Peggy Parson, from Rockport, canes chairs (and does so for a donation). She also shares her craft on numerous occasions at Lincoln Pioneer Village.


Noted Storyteller Susan Fowler engages and entertains while also enlightening her audience about Indiana history and many other topics.
David Gross helps his grandchildren with a project to make candles by dipping wicks into a cauldron of hot wax.

Lincoln Pioneer Museum and Village Executive Director Nancy Kaiser gives directions to a companion. Kaiser stays behind the scenes but it is very much through her efforts (with help from the Friends of Lincoln Pioneer Village and volunteers) that makes these events so special.
No pioneer event would be complete without music!
Teresa Schroeder, of Rockport, takes the opportunity to paint a tree. Painting would have been one of the ways people would entertain themselves and capture beautiful scenes pre-camera and pre-radio/television/computer.
The school marm calls everyone to class by ringing her bell. In those early days of education the teacher was required (by law) to furnish a daily bucket of coal for the wood stove and a daily bucket of water.
Aliks and Kelly Kuchenbrod shear their sheep the old fashioned way.
The blue vs the gray — several Civil War soldiers were on hand and one set up a display of what soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War would have worn.
Almost-90-year-old Joe Burch weaves cotton cloth on the front porch of one of the cabins. His life story is fascinating and can be found in the May 11 Spencer County Leader.

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