The Lee County Historical Society, 6500 Stage Road on Ala. 14, just got a new nickname. It's Pioneer Park.
Pioneer Park will include the antique buildings on the north side of Ala. 14, in Loachapoka. The buildings include the 1845 Trade Center, which serves as the museum, a cookhouse, a blacksmith's forge and other old buildings.
Pioneer Park also includes more than six acres of large trees, water features and five different gardens. The old cotton gin office, log cabin, jail, an early 20th century doctor's office and barn filled with antique farming equipment are also on the property.
Because people kept forgetting the formal name, the Museum of the Lee County Historical Society, board members thought Pioneer Park would be easier.
The society has two big events every year, including the Historical Fair in October and the Lee County Gathering every April. In addition, there are monthly mini-fairs, Second Saturday, every month.
Call Sheila Eckman at 334-821-9666 or 334-750-9666.