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2008 4th Grade School Program  

                                                                        2009 School Program       2007 School Program          Johnny Cake Recipe

           

                      Levin Cartwright, first owner of the property in 1837,                                                       Session on historic archaeology

                            portrayed by Dick Hummel, welcomes & orients the class.                                                by Bailey Young & Nora Pat Small

 

     

Open Hearth Cooking - Holly Glosser, Cheryl Hawker and Kathy Hummel

teach the class how to make Johnny cake on the hearth.

        

Game of Graces - A common game of the 19th century teaches gracefulness and coordination.

           

 The Broom Dance - The person with the broom hands the broom to one "suitor" and sachets down the line with the other.

 The person left with the broom then chooses between the next "suitors."  Music was provided by Jim Parsley and Jerry Ellis.