Contributed by Lee County Historical Society
Pioneer Park in Loachapoka will again be open on the Second Saturday in May, May 8. Come early and enjoy a garden walk ‘n talk with Dr. Charles Mitchell at 9 a.m. and discover both historic and new things you can grow in your East Alabama garden. There are six gardens at Pioneer Park ranging from Grandma’s Garden to the 19th Century Crops Garden. All venues will be open and free to the public. Blacksmiths are usually working at the forge, spinners and weavers are upstairs in the Trade Center, and all the museums and historical buildings are open to the public from 9 a.m. until mid-afternoon. At 1 p.m., the Whistle Stop Pickers usually meet to practice on their acoustical instruments. Historical Society volunteers will prepare a traditional Alabama lunch in the Cook House at noon for all visitors to enjoy. Pioneer Park and Second Saturdays are hosted by the Lee County Historical Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, presentation and education about local history. All visitors are urged to wear masks and a keep social distance. Most activities will be outdoors, weather permitting. More information can be found at www.leecountyhistoricalsociety.org/.