Pioneer Day offers fun for the whole family. Learn how the Pioneers lived back in the quicksilver mining heyday of the mid nineteenth century.
Festivities include entertainment, history, activities, children’s games, food, and speeches. This year’s Pioneer Day will also celebrate the opening of the new Outdoor Museum at New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum.
Pioneer Day will be at the Hacienda Parking Lot in New Almaden Quicksilver County Park on Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 11am to 3pm. Pioneer Day is sponsored by New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association. The event is free for everyone.
Check out Ronald Horii’s photos of the 2010 Pioneer Day. If you’re interested in the lives and times of the Pioneers, you may want to read New Almaden – Images of America by noted authors and local historians Art Boudreault and Mike Boulland.