Pioneer and Heritage Day offers glimpse into past

Published 11:25 am Wednesday, June 18, 2014

People can get a glimpse of what life was like in early Bogalusa by attending the Museums of Cassidy Park’s Pioneer and Heritage Day.

The event, part of the city’s Centennial Jubilee celebration, will take place Monday, June 30, from 4-7 p.m. at the Pioneer Museum.

Assistant Director Cidette Rayburn said Pioneer and Heritage Day promises to be a fun family outing and an educational experience for local children.

The event will feature a variety of activities focused on the time period of the 1800s to early 1900s.

Rayburn said there will be children’s games such as sack races and marbles, along with demonstrations of pioneer crafts like basket weaving and quilting.

Additionally — if weather permits and the day is not too hot — the hope is to have people out and about in period costume, Rayburn said.

Refreshments that would have been served during that time period, such as lemonade, iced tea and watermelon, will be available to attendees, as well.

Rayburn said some dedicated volunteers have been working to organize the event, but more helpers are always needed.

Anyone interested in volunteering can call the museum at 735-9188.