Pioneer Days at Rikard’s Mill Historical involves living history demonstrations where visiting school children may see how rural Alabamians lived. They observe the working gristmill, blacksmith shop, cane-syrup making and pioneer cabin life. It is the goal of the Museum to instill an appreciation of the diverse group who have contributed to the history of Monroe County and this area. Also, we strive to provide students with the opportunity to observe the everyday lives of early pioneers through demonstrations of life skills. Having experienced the demonstrations, we hope to help develop critical thinking and problem solving skills through interactive activities with resource people and scholars.