Pioneer Days Event takes locals “back in time”

Pioneer Days 2016 (WTHI Photo, David Essex)
Pioneer Days 2016 (WTHI Photo, David Essex)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Talk about a blast from the past at Fowler Park.

Sunday was the second day of the annual Pioneer Days.

The event, put on by the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department, lets those young and old get a glimpse of life in the19th century.

Old-fashioned crafters demonstrated and sold items like hand-woven rugs, wooden toys, baskets, and much more.

Event Organizer and Naturalist, Amber Slaughterbeck, says it is important for everyone to remember what our ancestors had to go through and how they lived.

She says the Parks and Recreation Department is always looking for more volunteers for the event.

If you’d like to get involved, you can call the office at 812-462-3392.