Children brought their parents along to Wayland Historical Museum’s Pioneer Fair Saturday where more than 50 attended.


In addition to Saturday’s event, about 100 Wayland and Cohocton fourth graders got a chance to tour Wayland Historical Museum Friday for their own field trip experience of the Pioneer fair and had an exclusive presentation from storyteller Gretchen Murray Sepik, aka Erie Canal Sal.

 

 Three event highlights
1 Children brought their parents along to Wayland Historical Museum’s Pioneer Fair Saturday where more than 50 attended. Programs included Native American and early American storytelling and early American folk music.

2 Old-time farmer’s tools, woodworking and sewing displays showed visitors how pioneers were self sufficient. Another display showed visitors what kind of games children would have played at that time.

3 In addition to Saturday’s event, about 100 Wayland and Cohocton fourth graders got a chance to tour Wayland Historical Museum Friday for their own field trip experience of the Pioneer fair and had an exclusive presentation from storyteller Gretchen Murray Sepik, aka Erie Canal Sal.


Overheard at the event
“It was just delightful and our storyteller...she did a phenomenal job.” — Marian Crawford on Friday’s event with Wayland-Cohocton fourth graders

“To me, it's a very exciting story.” — David Palmer, West Sparta Town Historian and farm tool displayer on early American farmers

“I feel that the Pioneer Days was a more family structure because everything was done with the family.” — Deb Michel, quilting display presenter