Rhiannon Cizon, executive director of the History Center at Courthouse Square in Berrien Springs, has created pioneer activity packets that can be picked up for free from the Murdock Cabin during normal business hours on May 21 at the Courthouse Square. Each packet contains four activities designed for students in first grade and up, including tin art, stencil art, and homemade butter and johnny cake recipes.

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Travel back in time to the 1830s and learn how the pioneers created tin art and made butter with the help of a Pioneer Activity Packet from the History Center at Courthouse Square in Berrien Springs.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the annual Pioneer Day field trip for students, so the center’s new executive director, Rhiannon Cizon, decided to make the packets so they can be worked on at home. The packets will be available for pick-up between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. May 21.


Cizon demonstrates how early pioneers created tin art, one of four activities featured in pioneer activity packets that will be made available on May 21 to interested parties.

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