Heritage Days is fast approaching, and the Yellow Trail Museum would like to let all know about some special happenings at the museum that weekend.

First of all, on Friday, Sept. 22nd, from 6 to 8 p.m., we will host an open house honoring veterans from our area as we open a new display of military items. This time will give veterans a chance to visit the museum, tell stories they might wish to share, or share more information the museum needs in its collection. We would also welcome anyone from the general public and especially veterans' families to join us that evening.

We will share some recorded stories of veterans that we recorded over 10 years ago. Some of those veterans have passed.

There will be light refreshments that evening for all to enjoy. And the evening is free. Come and see the museum without the Heritage Days crowd!

On Saturday and Sunday of Heritage Days, the museum will be open as usual with ice cream floats available for $1. Hours that weekend are Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

Don't forget the Pioneer Village with lots of free activities and crafts for kids (or others young at heart), as we step back in time to try some old-fashioned ideas, skills, and games. Pioneer Village will be open in the empty lot beside Swiss Maid, Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Starting at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday kids can sign up for the Pedal Tractor Pull. That will actually begin at about 2 p.m. on Jackson Street in front of Willow Leaves.