Want to go?
WHAT: Pioneer Days at Lyme Village
WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9
WHERE: Historic Lyme Village, 5001 State Route 4, Bellevue
COST: $6/adults, $4/children 6 years old to 12 years old
Step back in time for one weekend at an annual event that let’s you meet past presidents, inventors and pioneers.
The Pioneer Days at Lyme Village will be taking place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9 at Historic Lyme Village, 5001 State Route 4 in Bellevue.
The event takes guests back in time to the 1700s and 1800s, where they will get a chance to see what life was like during these periods in time.
“It is a living history lesson,” said Donna Warner, chairwoman for the event. “We will have over 150 re-enactors that will be portraying a variety of different pioneers.”
The re-enactors will be portraying craftsmen, musicians, blacksmith, weavers and a variety of others at the event.
“The re-enactors camp out for the weekend, so it really feels like you are stepping back into a town or camp for one weekend,” Warner said. “There will be live demonstrations of different pioneer trades and guests can even participate in some of the activities.”
There will also be soldiers from the Revolutionary War and Civil War on-hand and they will be showing off some weapons from their respective wars. Don’t be alarmed if a Civil War battle ensues at some point and you hear a cannon or two explode.
“Guests can also meet historic greats like President Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin,” Warner said. “They can also peak inside a covered wagon and check out the inside of a tipi.”
Going on for over 20 years, organizers anticipate over a 1,000 people will attend the weekend long event.
“It should be a really fun, educational weekend,” Warner said. “We will have food for sale, as well as a variety of activities for the whole family.”
The one room schoolhouse, general store, farm and Victorian mansion on Lyme Village’s property will also be open for tours during the event.
For more information on Pioneer Days at Lyme Village, visit www.lymevillage.org.