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Sunday, July 06, 2014 8:10 PM



LIMA — The Allen County Museum is pleased to present an afternoon open house for families and children featuring Trapper Jerry, Bear Claw Jeb, White Buffalo Woman, Forgotten Voices of the Past (Kevin Poling and Christina Rickets), the Allen County Master Gardeners and the Hog Creek Spinners and Weavers Guild for “Remembering Frontier Days” from 1-4 p.m. Saturday.


Costumed interpreters will help families and kids to better understand the beauty and the hardships of the frontier. Learn how people survived in the wilderness and interacted with the American Indians.


Every day life on the frontier was filled with risks and knowing how to grow and use herbs was important for survival. The Allen County Master Gardeners will bring samples of herbs and plants that were commonly used during pioneer days.

Our ancestors couldn’t walk into stores and buy ready-made clothes. They learned the skills of spinning, weaving and sewing. The Hog Creek Spinners and Weavers Guild will share some demonstrations in the ancient art of fiber.

Step back in time with Bear Claw Jeb, White Buffalo Woman and Trapper Jerry as they share stories and answer questions about the objects and artifacts of the frontier and Old West. Who were the lawmen, gunfighters and outlaws? See the tobacco pouch carried by Billy Bow Legs, the Alligator Chief. See and learn about the guns that really won the west. Don’t miss the Native American artifacts.

This event is free and open to the public with donations welcomed.

Last Updated on Sunday, July 06, 2014 8:13 PM

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