OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/14/13) - Nearly 1,000 students in the Daviess County School District gathered this afternoon to learn a history lesson outside of the traditional classroom.

Pioneer Village hosted the first day of its two-day fifth annual "Patriot Days" this afternoon where students of all ages toured exhibits to learn about colonial life in America.

Sean Dysinger with the Owensboro Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau told SurfKY News he thought it would be neat to have an event where they could put a copy of Constitution in the hands of local students.

Dozens of volunteers dressed up in full costume and sat outside of their cabins and establishments to reenact the ways of life for those during the Pioneer era. Today's guests featured President Abraham Lincoln, as well as a butter and candle maker, plus many more.

According to Dysinger, he enjoys spending time with each of the exhibitors the most.

"They all have interesting stories and they all love what they do," Dysinger said. "It's just a great group of folks to hang out with for a weekend."

Every student who participated on Friday walked away with their own copy of a "pocket constitution" and a first hand look at life during the late 18th century to early 19th century.

The event is open to the public on Saturday. There is a cost for admission.

Evan Gorman
SurfKY News

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Summer Evening Shows, Star Parties at Golden Pond Planetarium, Observatory

KENTUCKY (5/3/15) — Summer Evening Planetarium Shows begin May 30 with Firefall at Golden Pond Planetarium followed by… Read More

Public Works Department Declares 'War on Potholes'

OWENSBORO, Ky. (5/3/15) — Winter weather has done its usual damage to city streets. Frequent freezing and thawing… Read More
1 DOW 18,024.06
+183.54 (1.03%)    
2 S&P 2,108.29
+22.78 (1.09%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,005.39
+63.97 (1.29%)    

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4076

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 3420

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3281

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 2831

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2718

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15324

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8419

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 02, 2015 1088

Frymire’s Life Accomplishments, Dedication to MCC…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 03, 2015 858

Two Injured During Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 01, 2015 848

Above and Beyond: Leighann Stroud

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
May 02, 2015 659

Don't Bet on Supreme Court Overturning Marriage…

by Richard Nelson
May 02, 2015 598

Homegrown by Heroes Receives Donation from…

by Ted Sloan
May 02, 2015 573

Weeknight activities the whole family can enjoy

by SurfKY News
May 02, 2015 551

Baptist Health Hosts Annual ‘Bike Safety Day’

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
May 02, 2015 546

New Mather Metals to Expand in Franklin

by Office of the Governor
May 02, 2015 510

Hooked on Science - 'Kentucky Derby Balloon Race'

by Jason Lindsey