Experience pioneer life at Turkey Run State Park, July 21

Experience life on the frontier in the early 1800s at the Pioneer Heritage Festival, July 21 at Turkey Run State Park.

A variety of hands-on activities will be available, including candle dipping, cornhusk dolls, homemade ink, and crosscut sawing. A $1 per person donation is suggested.

Activities will be held at or near the Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

At 3 p.m., there will be an open house of the Lusk Home. Free-will donations will be accepted for future restoration projects. Visitors can hike or drive to the house.

Come and hear the “Sounds That Scared the Pioneers” at 7:30 p.m. at the amphitheater, next to the pool. Discover the strange sounds that could be heard in Indiana during the 1800s. Some of them can still be heard in Indiana.

All programs are free unless otherwise indicated. Standard gate fees apply.

Turkey Run State Park (stateparks.IN.gov/2964.htm) is at 8121 East Park Rd. Marshall, 47859.

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