Hite Elementary To Host Bi-annual Living History Pioneer Day Friday, October 14th, 2011

Posted: October 08, 2011

Jane Glass Hite Elementary will host the bi-annual living history “Pioneer Day,” on Friday, October 14th, 2011. Sessions will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m., with a break for lunch from 12:00-12:45 p.m. The Lincoln Bicentennial Commission has designated Hite’s Pioneer Day as a “Lincoln Legacy Event.”

Here is a sample of the activities for the day, although additional participants are expected:

  • Tin Cup Adventures (hands-on displays);
  • Civil War re-enactors, including artillery demonstrations;
  • Dulcimer Society;
  • Revolutionary War, colonial, and Native American re-enactors;
  • Cornhusk doll-making;
  • Pioneer games;
  • Memphis Red Hots, performing river songs;
  • Folk dancing;
  • French and Indian War re-enactors;
  • Frazier Museum re-enactors;
  • Slave re-enactor;
  • Abraham Lincoln, and Mary Todd Lincoln;
  • Video conference with curators at the Lincoln Presidential Museum;

Students and staff will dress in pioneer clothing and enjoy a pioneer lunch. A Lincoln look-a-like contest, Lincoln performers, community guests, and student writing reflections will be part of the day. The Frazier History Museum will host dramatic presentations, and students will participate in a live video-conference with curators from the Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois.

Jane Glass Hite Elementary is located at 12408 Old Shelbyville Road in Middletown, Kentucky. Contact the school at 502-485-8267 or email Cheryl.darnell@jefferson.kyschools.us for more information.