Pioneer Day at New Carlisle Public Library

What a picture perfect day for Pioneer Day!

Our goal for Pioneer Day was to give children and adults a little taste of what life was like back in the 1840s-1850s. Pioneer Day was held last Saturday, September 9th. We had delicious kettle corn made over an open fire provided by the Grove family and friends.

Other stations around the front lawn included: candle dipping, noodle making, rug making, weaving on a loom, apple cider press, churning butter, tin punch and quill writing.

We had musicians Liza and Mark Woolever strolling around the lawn serenading our guests with music.

St. Joseph County Parks put on a mock pioneer school where they taught kids how to use a chalkboard. Historic New Carlisle sold apple dumplings that were so good they sold out twice!

We had over 400 people attend our first Pioneer Day, making it a complete success.

We would like to give a big thank-you to our library staff, volunteers and interim library director Amy Schrock for making this event possible.

We are looking forward to our next family program at the library, Family Spooky Night: Friday, October 20 6:30-9:00pm.

There will be a puppet show by Roz Puppets, games, snacks and spooky night.

Tickets are needed for the puppet show only and are available at the library starting October 1st.

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