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.