Thursday, November 21, 2013

Field Trip to Hillsborough!

We had a fun field trip to Hillsborough and were able to find 2 great outing for both the younger and the older students that were just a couple of blocks from each other!  Unfortunately, it was a rainy day so no hanging out to picnic afterwards.  

The older students (6th and up) went to the Burwell School Historic Site.  Isn't it a beautiful home?

While here they had two programs.   One was on herbal remedies that were used to cure illnesses.  The other was on exercise and play while exploring different games that were enjoyed during the 1800s.

The younger students visited the Orange County Historical Museum.  What a great site with wonderful volunteers!

There is a small museum on the first floor of the building which holds a variety of artifacts to examine and learn about.
The boys especially enjoyed seeing the variety of weapons.
The staff working here was wonderful with the children!
After some time exploring on our own, we headed upstairs for a program.
We learned about life as a Revolutionary War soldier.
Isn't the room pretty too?
We were able to see some of the items that they used such as these tin items for meals.
And one of the coats of a soldier.
It was very heavy!  I can imagine that it felt nice in the winter, but can't imagine wearing it in the summer in the south!

Loved this detail on the inside of the coat.  

We were told that this was pretty traditional to have the hearts inside the jacket like this too.
The kids did a small scavenger hunt around the museum too.  They were looking for a variety of things.
Such as furniture, weapons, documents and more.
This is a system of weights and measures.
Eliana working hard on her list along with her helper.
A letter written by a local man that was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
This is the scavenger hunt.  When they found everything, they were able to get it stamped and then keep it as a bookmark.  What a great idea!
The girls are proud of their bookmarks!
Cute sign out front.
Leaving the museum and then heading back to find the older kids.  We had a great day and look forward to going back again.
I love that we have so many neat resources near our home to explore!


1 comment:

  1. I took a blogging and blog reading break for quite some time. When I got back to reading blogs you had moved and I couldn't find your blog (I may have been to it before, but I hadn't saved it and couldn't remember where it'd moved to.) Suddenly this morning it dawned on me what to search and I found you! So happy to catch up on you sweet family again!


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