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Pioneer Days at Rikard’s Mill Historical Park
November 5, 2015 - November 6, 2015
Each November, the Museum’s Rikard’s Mill Historical Park in Beatrice returns to Pioneer Days. Just a short drive north of Monroeville, the park features an 1845 working grist mill built by Jake Rikard. Powered by water from Flat Creek, the mill still grinds corn into grits and corn meal. The park includes a sugar cane mill, a blacksmith shop, the “miller’s cabin” and an old covered bridge gift shop. Students can see a number of old tools and farm machinery used by early settlers.Pioneer Days assembles a number of demonstrators who recreate life in the mid-1800s. Students can watch demonstrators weave fabric, make quilts, construct musical instruments and extract juice from sugar cane for syrup making. This is a great opportunity for students to step back in time and experience life in early Alabama. Call (251) 575- 7433 for more information.