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Visitors get a glimpse of pioneer life at Saline County museum.

Byline: Travis DeNeal

SALINE COUNTY -- Visitors to the Saline County Pioneer Creek Village and Museum Friday and Saturday got a taste of early life in Illinois.

Debbie Miller, Saline County Historical Society member, was dressed in period clothing along with her husband. The two took turns churning butter with a hand-cranked churn.

"This was perfect weather for people to come out and learn a little," Miller said.

On Friday, area schools brought students to the museum and village on field trips.

Throughout the late morning and early afternoon, Matt Horton provided horse-drawn wagon rides on the roads outside museum grounds.

Horton said he enjoyed getting the chance to offer wagon rides to those in attendance, especially children, who were enamored with his two horses.

"The kids really like to see them up close," Horton said.

Historical society President Mark Motsinger said Saturday's mild and sunny weather was an improvement over past years.

"We had mostly rain the past two years, but today you couldn't ask for better weather," Motsinger said.

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Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Date:May 22, 2018
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