Prairietown is a bustling community struggling to survive in the year 1836. Step back in time where the people, animals, objects, buildings and daily routines are just as they were in the 19th century. Meet the townspeople, take a lesson in the schoolhouse, look for ways to earn a wage, or try to establish credit at Mr. Whitaker’s Store. You’ll find that there is so much for your entire family to see and do! The residents of this fictional-yet-historically-accurate town are eager for new neighbors to settle and help the town grow, so they will be very interested to meet you and find out what skills and assets you might bring with you. Will you decide to settle here, or will you choose to keep moving west?
Prairietown’s fate hangs in the balance! It’s the year 1836 and this little community has sprung up in just the last couple of years. Without just the right combination of businesses, professionals and happy families, the town could fail and disappear!
This is where you come in. Stop by the outfitter’s cart on your way in to town and pick up an Achievement Card or Adventure Guidebook. These will give you and your family lots of ideas and guidance on how to ‘play along’ in Prairietown.
Prairietown needs good folks who will contribute to the town’s welfare and citizenship. You can do this by following the advice on one of several different Achievement Cards that will help build your reputation and skills. Become a healer, a craftsperson, a merchant, or a farmhand. There are lots of roles to choose from so you can come back over and over again to earn new achievements. Complete the objectives on the Achievement Card to experience history on a deeper level, and to learn a new skill or two!
For a deeper experience, grab an Adventure Guidebook to enter into a scenario full of challenges and fun. The guidebook will help you think like someone in 1836 and give you problems to solve with the rest of your family. See if you can find a good place to spend the night or get water for your livestock. Can you handle a big problem, like one of your family members getting sick or losing all your money? The guidebook will give you helpful advice on who to meet, and what supplies you should find to make your stay a success!
Young travelers ages 5 and younger can get to know Prairietown with a Seek and Find Guidebook. This booklet includes colorful pictures of things to find in Prairietown that are just perfect for young adventurers, while building skills like counting and reading—and having loads of fun!