Dates: January 8–February 14, 2019
Visit Length: Visits are designed for a 4-hour program.
Group Size: Minimum: 10 students/program; maximum: 25.
One chaperone per 6 students.
Fee: $8.00 per student. Teacher and three adults free.
Register online or call 802-457-2355: weekdays 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
A Day in 1890: Living History for Young People
An intensive experience of 19th century farm life, centered around home and farm chores of the day.
GRADES 4–12 Experience daily life on an 1890 farm through work and role-playing in the home and livestock barns. In the 1890 Farm House, students will work in the family kitchen, sitting room, laundry, and creamery, while carrying out many of the activities of a typical farm day. This program has been featured in Vermont Life and on Vermont Public Television’s RFD Vermont.
• Barn chores and working with livestock
• Preparing the noon meal
• Churning butter
• Housekeeping and laundry
• Gathering raw materials and goods
• Helping to sew quilt blocks
• Enjoying typical leisure activities
• Eating the noon meal together
• Discussing “current” events and social activities