School Activities - First Grade Visit

On Friday, April 22 Mrs. Randall’s first grade Lawson-Marriott Elementary School students toured the Museum and participated in hands-on activities that demonstrated the differences between current activities and those of long ago. They giggled as they hand-washed clothes, put them through a hand-cranked wringer, and hung them up. In the 1880’s Eastern View Schoolhouse they wrote with quill pens and homemade ink. They carded wool and watched as it was spun into thread to make clothes. In the Carriage House they saw a buggy that traveled the county roads for over 100 years and the horse’s harness equipment. In addition, at the old Stevensville post office façade they experienced how letters were mailed in a country store. They ended their visit by ringing the old Marriott School bell.