Pioneer Day and Junior Ranger Program

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TUPELO, MS – The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer-era crafts and skills at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2015. The presentations will show the challenges faced, and creative solutions developed by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to 1840.

The public is invited to watch pioneer lifestyle activities that often include basket-making, spinning, weaving, knitting, and other traditional craft demonstrations. Leather-working and mountain dulcimer demonstrations are usually offered throughout the day. Children are invited to participate by dressing up in pioneer clothes and participating in craft activities.

A park ranger will also present a “Nature Trail Detectives” Junior Ranger program from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Parkway Visitor Center. Explore a nature trail and practice the skills necessary to become a Nature Tail Detective. Junior Ranger programs cover a variety of topics and are presented most Saturdays in June and July. Although these programs are most appropriate for children aged 7-12, all ages are welcome.

All programs are free to the public. The Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center is located at milepost 266 on the Natchez Trace Parkway, near Tupelo, Mississippi. For additional information, please call 662-680-4027 or 1-800-305-7417.