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Tavern Day provides pioneer fun for whole family

Published: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:32 p.m. CDT
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Ken Budka and daughter Addison, 11, of Glen Ellyn, test their skills on a cross cut saw, at Tavern Day on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Stacy's Corners in Glen Ellyn.
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Marco Mateo Chavez, a volunteer with the Glenbard South High School Key Club, shows Hanna Johnson, 15, of Glen Ellyn, how to use an old-time pair of stilts at Tavern Day on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Stacy's Corners in Glen Ellyn.
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Glen Ellyn School District 41 teacher Pat HarteNaus leads a pioneer school demonstration during Tavern Day on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Stacy's Corners in Glen Ellyn.

GLEN ELLYN – Glen Ellyn residents tried their hands at various pioneer activities at this year’s Tavern Day celebration held Sept. 29.

The Glen Ellyn Historical Society event featured an old-fashioned school house, storytelling, old-time crafts and chores, beekeeping, farm animals, pioneer games, musical performances and more.

New this year was an artificial milking cow and a map exhibit showing the routes of old stagecoach lines in the area.

Tavern Day was held at Historic Stacy’s Corners, 800 N. Main St.

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