Pioneer life re-created in Old Bedford

DAYTRIPPING

May 31, 1992

Old Bedford Village, the re-created pioneer village in Bedford, Pa., will hold its first event of the season Saturday and next Sunday.

Militia Days recalls an era when settlers required militia to protect them. Re-enactment groups for Proctor's Militia and Glades Rangers, originally formed to provide this protection, will set up camp in the village. They will present a picture of family life in an 18th century military encampment with parades, demonstrations and drills. Members of the League of Separated Tribes will re-create an American Indian village; craftspeople will demonstrate various frontier skills, and a strolling musician will offer entertainment.

The village is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6.50 for adults; $4 for ages 6 to 12. The village is on U.S. Business Route 220, a half-mile south of the Bedford Exit 11 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Call (814) 623-1156.

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