TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - History buffs had a chance to participate in history reenactments at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitors Center on Saturday.
Pioneer Day gave people the chance to learn about history and what life was like in the late 1700s to early 1800s.
A group of volunteers with the Tombigbee Pioneer Group did living history demonstrations and recounted stories about what pioneers experienced in the area.
People got a chance to learn what skills were required back then and what crafts people needed to master in order to survive.
"They have a chance to do some hands-on activities," adds Amy Genke, park ranger. "They may be able to do some leather working or basketweaving, maybe learn how to play the dulcimer. There's just all kinds of different hands-on activities for the kids."
The Natchez Trace Parkway will be hosting a night hike March 23 at 7 p.m. where people can discover about some of the animals that make the park come alive after the sun sets.