Celebrating the lives of homesteaders

Spring opening at Pioneer Historical Village Museum

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From pumping water from the Pioneer Village well to watering flowers in the Pioneer Village garden, children and adults can travel back in time and experience life as a homesteader.

Allan Blanks/MDN From pumping water from the Pioneer Village well to watering flowers in the Pioneer Village garden, children and adults can travel back in time and experience life as a homesteader.

Classic cars and covered wagons will be on display Saturday during the Pioneer Village Historical Museum’s spring opener, titled “Down on The Farm.”

Throughout the homesteading celebration, visitors can experience the joys of frontier living while discovering an interactive journey to the past.

From 12- 5 p.m., members of the Pioneer Village Historical Museum will don stunning costumes, as they provide exciting tours to commemorate North Dakota’s pioneer history.

From pumping water from the Pioneer Village well to watering flowers in the Pioneer Village garden, children and adults can travel back in time and experience life as a homesteader.

Along with tending to a garden and drawing water from a well, the Pioneer Village features 12 distinct buildings ranging from a historic school house to the elegant Samuelson House.

During this free event, visitors can anticipate wagon rides, live music and a pioneer picnic featuring chili with a side of lemonade, water or coffee.

In addition to an exciting hay ride, donkeys will be present along with a blacksmith and a centennial tribute to Minot’s World War I service members.

To learn more about “Down on The Farm,” call 839-0785 or visit online at www.wchsnd.org.

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