Experience pioneer life at Turkey Run State Park, July 27


Turkey Run State Park is giving people a chance to experience early 1800s pioneer life during its Pioneer Heritage Festival on Saturday, July 27.

A variety of hands-on activities will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for people to try, including candle dipping, making cornhusk dolls, making homemade ink, and crosscut sawing. A $1 per person donation is suggested.

There will be a Lusk home open house at 3 p.m. Free-will donations will be accepted for the event for future restoration projects.

A “Sounds That Scared the Pioneers” presentation will be at 8 p.m. at the amphitheater, next to the Olympic-size pool. Discover the strange sounds that could be heard in Indiana during the 1800s. Some of them can still be heard in Indiana.

Standard gate fees of $7 for in-state residents and $9 for out-of-state cars applies.

Turkey Run State Park (on.IN.gov/turkeyrunsp) is at 8121 East Park Rd. Marshall, 47859.

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