Take a trip back in time to view Taft's history on Saturday

Pioneer Days at the West Kern Oil Museum is planned for Saturday, featuring the traditional antique gas engines, working blacksmith shop, a model railroad, quilting demonstrations and plant sale.

Museum volunteers under the direction of Carolyn Fuller will prepare the barbecue. The menu includes pulled pork, French roll, chili beans, coleslaw and dessert. Gates will open at 9 a.m. and activities will run until 4 p.m.

The barbecue will be dished up beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Admission is free, but the cost for the barbecue is $15 for adults and $7 for children under the age of 10.

All of the Museum’s buildings and exhibits will be open, including the rebuilt 1939 Bender Rig. Improvements to the wooden derrick and steel derrick are also in progress.

Blacksmith Jacob Hines will demonstrate on the Museum’s antique forge how early day oil field tools were made. Miss Lee and Little Ava will provide entertainment.