Pioneer Day at the Durst-Taylor Historic House & Gardens

CONTACT: Jessica Sowell 560-4441

The Nacogdoches Historic Sites Department will be hosting their annual Pioneer Day at the Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens, 304 North Street on Saturday, October 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This event will give visitors the opportunity to experience history in an interactive way with pioneer crafts and other hands-on activities. This year’s Pioneer Day will have a Wild West theme to go along with the Nacogdoches Public Library’s One Book, One City program. This year’s book is True Grit by Charles Portis and follows the ornery Rooster Cogburn and the tenacious Mattie Ross on their journey to bring the murderous Tom Chaney to justice.

The activities taking place at Pioneer Day are ones people would perform either as a hobby or as a chore in the 1800s. Tasks such as blacksmithing, spinning, and butter making were essential duties in farm life, flower pounding was a great way to add a little color and design to your blankets or quilts, and making rag dolls brought delight to the children of the time.
Parts of this event will be held outside and can be messy, so be sure to dress appropriately.

For more information, contact the Historic Sites Department at 936-560-4443 or by email at Find us on Facebook at Nac Historic Sites.

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