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Sep 30 @ 2:45 pm
Pioneer Day in Coppell

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556 Lake Forest Drive
Coppell, Texas 75019

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PIONEER DAY and GRAND OPENING OF MINYARD'S GROCERY STORE MUSEUM & GIFT SHOP
 
"Walk through Coppell's history" at Pioneer Day! Entering through the parking lot on S. Coppell Road, guests will view four phases of early Coppell life and experience craft and skill activities related to each.  There will be life-size figures for each phase, including Sam Houston, a Native American, a huge train engine, and a scarecrow that represents early farming and family life. All ages can experience early activities, such as whittling, writing with quill pens, making bead bracelets, searching for arrowheads, helping make butter and bread, and making scarecrow dolls for home gardens.
 
A big hit with the kids will be the live petting farm that accompanies the farming theme!  There will be wagon rides and free snow cones.  And computer stations to look up your ancestry.
 
Another big hit is sure to be the Grand Opening of the Minyard Grocery Store Museum & Gift Shop. Amazing vintage items will be for sale.  Also members of the Minyard family and former Minyard employees will be present around 9:30 for a formal ribbon cutting, so look for them and welcome them.
 
Heritage Park is located at 700 S. Coppell Road. Visit http://www.coppellhistoricalsociety.org to learn more about Coppell's history and the Coppell Historical Society.