• Kent Olsen, a professional beekeeper, discusses beekeeping for a group at the Jack County Fair Barn in October. Olsen will return to Jacksboro to share his expertise June 2 during the museum’s Pioneer Day.

Museum's Pioneer Day coming up June 4

The Jack County Museum’s 13th annual Pioneer Day: A Living History Day will be held  Saturday, June 4 on the grounds of the museum at 241 W. Belknap. 

The fun begins at 10 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. Participants will be on hand demonstrating activities from our ancestors’ way of life: cow milking, butter churning, quilting, candle making, bee keeping and lots of other activities. 

A special “Children’s Hour” will be offered from 10 until 11 a.m. with many “hands on” activities for children of all ages. This is the first year this special activity has been offered. Bring all the children down and let them experience life from the days of their great-great-grandparents.

An authentic Chuck Wagon meal will be served from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. by the Painted Lakes Chuck Wagon crew from Bryson. Johnny Davis from Ft. Worth will share his Dutch Oven cooking techniques along with Susan Lake and the rest of her crew. Tickets for the lunch are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12 years of age.

Entertainment will be provided by two great singing groups – the Court House Choir, featuring Lane Argo and other courthouse employees and the Living Water River Gospel Band from Jermyn. The Court House Choir will perform beginning at 11 a.m. and the Living Water River Band will perform from noon – 1 p.m. They will be performing on the porch of the 1880’s Powell Log Cabin. Don’t miss these two great gospel groups.

At 1:30, Kent Olson, a professional beekeeper from Mineral Wells, will be on hand showing his bee hives and will be sharing his expertise on bees and beekeeping. If you have never heard him speak on this topic, you will be amazed – both at his knowledge and at the interesting habits of honey bees. 

Museum board members are selling tickets now for chances to win a Big Tex 12 ft. utility trailer, a Six Shooter deer stand donated by Texas Deer Stands, and a beautiful vintage-inspired quilt pieced and quilted by board member Brenda Smith. Tickets for these items can be purchased from any board member as well as at H-Brand, Nash’s, the extension office, and the museum. The winning tickets will be drawn at 2:30 p.m. at Pioneer Day. You do not have to be present to win.

There will be something for everyone at the Pioneer Day: A Living History Day at the Jack County Museum. Come out, relax under the shade of the old oak tree, and reminisce about the old days. Bring your children and grandchildren to give them a taste of the lifestyle of another time. All activities are free of charge.

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