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[DNR] O’Bannon Woods SP hosts Living Pioneer Farmstead, Aug. 2
Start Date: 8/2/2014Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 8/2/2014End Time: 3:00 PM
Entry Description
Experience frontier life, complete with blacksmiths, trappers and tomahawk throwing, at O’Bannon Woods State Park’s Living Pioneer Farmstead on Saturday, Aug. 2.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hickory Hollow interpretive center.

Activities include leather crafts, pioneer demonstrations and a historic re-enactment of Margaret Leavenworth. The Leavenworth family originally owned the park’s hay press. Margaret and Zebulon Leavenworth were married in 1821 and raised nine children in the area now known as Leavenworth.

The event will also feature a demonstration of the rare, 1850 hay press, which is run by one of the park’s oxen. The demonstration will be from 1 to 1:45 p.m.

The event and activities are free after paying the standard entrance fee of $5 per in-state vehicle or $7 per out-of-state vehicle.

For more information, call (812) 738-823.

The next hay press demonstration and living farmstead activities are on Aug. 30 and 31.
O’Bannon Woods State Park ( is at 7234 Old Forest Road, Corydon, 47112.
Contact Information:
Name: Rita Reckner
Phone: (812) 738-8234
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