(Submitted photo)
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The Highland County Historical Society welcomes the community to celebrate Highland County Pioneer Day as the society recognizes the 175th anniversary of the Scott House Mansion and the Highland House Museum.

The event will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 on the grounds of the Scott House Mansion at 338 West Main Street in Hillsboro and will begin with a pancake breakfast/brunch from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Scott House Mansion tours will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

A bake sale and competition will also begin at 9 a.m. and will run through 2 p.m. The Kona Ice Truck will be selling refreshments from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Throughout the day, Grassy Run Historical Society will be sharing demonstrations on a variety of pioneer Appalachian skills, including: rope making; quill writing; cooking; tin punch; weaving; archery; blacksmithing; hunting; quilting; painting; and camping.

The Highland County Antique Machinery Club will host an antique machinery show, featuring antique tractors and farm machinery (corn shellers, grain hammer mills, etc.).

Booths highlighting the history of Highland County communities will also be set up. Area Scouts will be volunteering to raise the flag and assist with the setup of primitive camping.

To learn more about Pioneer Day, contact Vicki Knauff, Society Director, at (937) 393-3392 or hchistoricalsociety@gmail.com.