Colonial Hearth Days – 2016

The BEN FRANKLIN SOCIETY delivered, for the 5th year, a Franklin County School System Educational Field Trip for disadvantaged 4th Grade Elementary School Children at Dr. Peggy McGhee’s Farm in Franklinton, NC.

A “Williamsburg-for-the-Day” is setup with 13 Learning Stations which the children rotate through in groups of 6-10 every 15 minutes with focus upon: Blacksmithing, Clothing&Needlework, Underground Railroad, Declaration of Independence (see photo below), Pottery Making, Farm Animals and Wool Making, Open Hearth Cooking, Kitchen Gardening, Agriculture&Farm Crops, Beekeeping, Keeping the Harvest, Soap Making& House Chores and Woodworking.

The 2-Day Educational Event was held on Tue-Wed, October 27-28, 2016. Nearly 200 Students attended from the Royal and Long Mill Elementary Schools.

Declaration of Independence and Quill-Pen Writing Station
Declaration of Independence and Scroll Pen Writing Station


3 Comments on “Colonial Hearth Days – 2016

  1. Great activity and venue, Bob and Ben Franklin Society…hope there will be more pictures forthcoming! (Maybe they’re here and I’m just not readily finding them)

  2. wow! this is amazing! what a great opportunity to learn about these things! kid in now a days are so lucky for having this kind of events! please let us know how was the event? keep on sharing more news like this and photos of the events 😀 looking forward to it!

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