HAGERSTOWN -- A handful of people gathered Saturday near the Hager House to learn a little about the 18th century -- including bonnet-making techniques and practices in personal hygiene.
Gaela Shoop, a Hager House recreation assistant, said the history lesson was held in conjunction with the National Pike Festival, an annual event that re-creates the way pioneers migrated across the American west.
About 25 horse-drawn wagons shoved off Saturday morning from Clear Spring and followed U.S. 40 into Hagerstown. The wagon train rolled into City Park and past the Hager House about 2:30 p.m.
The procession is to end today in Boonsboro.
While dozens of people gathered near the pond at City Park to meet the wagon train, others congregated closer to the Hager House to make bonnets and listen to Shoop tell them about the way people lived in the 1700s.