Pioneer Day in Reynoldsburg 2016

Messenger photos by Christine Bryant The city of Reynoldsburg's annual Pioneer Day brought history to life, as hundreds gathered at the Livingston House on Graham Road June 11 to take a trip back in time. The event, sponsored by the Livingston House Society and the city's Parks and Recreation Department, included several hands-on activities that demonstrated aspects of life from the pioneer era. Activities included rag doll making, carnival games, apple peeling, chalkboard making, sawing and hammering, and exploring a covered wagon and the historic Livingston House. Pictured here, Mia Whaley, 4, of Reynoldsburg, makes a handkerchief doll with the help of volunteer Nancy Mergel on the lawn of the Livingston House.
Messenger photos by Christine Bryant
The city of Reynoldsburg’s annual Pioneer Day brought history to life, as hundreds gathered at the Livingston House on Graham Road June 11 to take a trip back in time. The event, sponsored by the Livingston House Society and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, included several hands-on activities that demonstrated aspects of life from the pioneer era. Activities included rag doll making, carnival games, apple peeling, chalkboard making, sawing and hammering, and exploring a covered wagon and the historic Livingston House. Pictured here, Mia Whaley, 4, of Reynoldsburg, makes a handkerchief doll with the help of volunteer Nancy Mergel on the lawn of the Livingston House.
Bianca Dreher, 6, of Reynoldsburg, practices using an old fashioned apple peeler with the help of volunteer Van Parks.
Bianca Dreher, 6, of Reynoldsburg, practices using an old fashioned apple peeler with the help of volunteer Van Parks.
SaRita Faust, 7, of Reynoldsburg, plays a ring toss game. Faust attended Pioneer Day with her family members, who participated in several carnival games provided to visitors.
SaRita Faust, 7, of Reynoldsburg, plays a ring toss game. Faust attended Pioneer Day with her family members, who participated in several carnival games provided to visitors.
 Gavin Smith, 5, of Columbus, practices using a two-man saw. Children also practiced their hammering and painting skills at the event.

Gavin Smith, 5, of Columbus, practices using a two-man saw. Children also practiced their hammering and painting skills at the event.
 Cody, 9, and Brayden Hepner, 6, both of Reynoldsburg, make a chalkboard as volunteer Denise Scott assists. The brothers first sanded a piece of wood, before applying chalkboard paint.

Cody, 9, and Brayden Hepner, 6, both of Reynoldsburg, make a chalkboard as volunteer Denise Scott assists. The brothers first sanded a piece of wood, before applying chalkboard paint.
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