A re-enactor poses with Tippy, an oxen. Guests could pet Tippy during the event.  Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

A re-enactor poses with Tippy, an oxen. Guests could pet Tippy during the event. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Volunteers from the Gardner Historical Society presented a view of what life was like for pioneers who traveled west from Gardner. The re-enactment event coincided with the Festival on the Trails.