FLORENCE — The 28th annual Frontier Heritage Fair, a festival seeking to educate people about pre-1898 American life, will be held on Feb. 15 and 16 at the Lane County Events Center and Fairgrounds Auditorium in Eugene.
The event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The price of admission is $5 for anyone 13 years old or older with kids 12 and under entering free when accompanied by an adult.
The event will feature information on life during the Old West, Civil War, and the Mountain Men Fur Trade. According to the Fort Umpqua Muzzleloaders, the group organizing the event, there will be artifacts and replicas on display as well as for sale. This will include an exhibit of the state's prehistory as well as displays on the Hudson's Bay Company, Fort Umpqua at Elkton, the Applegate Trail, the artwork of Northwest Coastal natives, and a re-creation of a pioneer schoolhouse.
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"There will be kids' activities and demonstrations of historic skills including spinning, weaving, quilting, woodworking, horn carving and flintknapping," stated the Muzzleloaders. "Along with performances by the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers."
The Frontier Heritage Fair is sponsored by the Fort Umpqua Muzzleloaders and the Lane County History Museum. For information call Melody Morrell at 541-689-4281 or Lorraine Hayden at 541-746-1819.