Daviess County Fiscal Court is planning the inaugural “Lambert Pioneer Christmas” at Yellow Creek Park. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance, and the free event will also include food, music and more — all presented with a pioneer ambiance.
The holiday celebration is scheduled for December 3 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
“Make plans to attend this event with your family and experience the magic of the Jim Lambert Pioneer Village at Christmastime,” a release from Fiscal Court reads.
The Parks Department is seeking individuals who may be interested in demonstrating a heritage frontier trade. These artisan skills might include: soap and candle making, basket weaving, leather work, or primitive cooking.
Contact the Parks Office with your interest at 270-685-6142 or email [email protected].
The Jim Lambert Pioneer Village is located in the Nature Center of Yellow Creek Park adjacent to the Nature Trails. Just a short walk up the hill, across the iron bridge, visitors will see the Rosenwald School on the left.
You can continue following the gravel road to a one-room cabin referred to as the Small Cabin. Behind the Small Cabin is situated a two-room cabin referred to as the Large Cabin. Both cabins have porches with overhangs made for relaxing in the shade. Looking out to the right from the back porch of the Large Cabin is the Ward Pedley Sr. Forge, a complete working forge with hand crank bellows. To the left, built under shade trees, is the barn.
For more information on Pioneer Village, click here.