Throwback to pioneer ways

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(Posted Oct. 1, 2019)

By Jeff Pfeil, Staff Photographer

The Madison County Historical Society hosted its annual Pioneer Days Festival Sept. 28-29 on the history museum grounds in London. Several reenactors, demonstrators and vendors were on hand. Visitors learned about everything from blacksmithing to tomahawk throwing.

Grace Artis, 10, of London takes aim at a block of wood at the tomahawk-throwing station at the Madison County Historical Society’s annual Pioneer Days, held Sept 28-29 on the Historical Society museum grounds in London.
Jonathan Alder’s wife, Mary Blont (portrayed by Nancy Dever), sits in the Jonathan Alder cabin built in 1806 and tells stories about herself and Alder, who was captured by the Shawnee Indians, lived with them and later returned to the white community.

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