A harvest of fall fun awaits families at Pioneer Museum on Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visitors to Log Cabin Days will experience frontier activities such as churning butter, braiding rope and washing with a scrub board. Demonstrations of old time crafts will also be held with a blacksmith at the forge and coiled wool baskets will be made in the Fassel-Roeder House. Special interpretation of the one room White Oak School House will illustrate education typical of the Gillespie County country schools.
Families will have an opportunity to see first-hand examples of life and work in early Fredericksburg according to program manager Liz Brookshire. Youngsters are invited to join in the daily chores of olden days by working the blacksmith bellows, churning, washing and making seed art pictures along with other activities. Children can make their selections at the pumpkin patch and materials will be provided for decorating pumpkins.
All of the museums structures will be open Saturday including a smoke house, log cabin and an original Sunday House. Pioneer Museum also has on display farm implements, wagons and buggies in the Kammlah barn. Regular admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Annual memberships allowing free admission for a whole year of Family Fun are also available for purchase in the museum store. The museum entrance and store are located in the Dambach-Besier House on the corner of West Main and South Milam Streets.
More information is available by calling Liz Brookshire at 997-2835 or at www.pioneermuseum.net.