Wednesday, October 04, 2006

What: Pioneer Village Tour
When: Wednesday October 4 9:30 AM to 2 PM ARRIVE PROMPTLY!!!!
Where: Quaker Knoll Campground, Wilmington, Ohio
Cost: $5 per student, preschoolers and parents free BRING EXACT CHANGE!!!
RSVP: Laura Riesenberg (theriesenbergs@cinci.rr.com)
Other info: bring a picnic lunch, dress for the weather

Every culture in the world requires that young people learn their own history. History provides answers for the future by examining the problems of the past. In essence, it is the study of the problems of human life. Our challenge is to get our youth interested in history at all. When competing with electronic games and television, stories of the past can seem dry, at best.
For several years Frontier Resources has offered a school program designed to capture the interest of the student of Ohio history. The program makes maximum use of Hands-On and interactive learning. We have designed our ‘School Days’ to interest students in early Ohio history to reinforce your classroom efforts.

Frontier Resources is an organization that designs and presents programs to students all over the country. Our specialty is “hands-on history”. Our programs are designed to give your students a taste of the activities, both work and play, of children of early Ohio. These include, but are not limited to:
OXEN- An explanation of the importance of oxen to early America and how children were involved with them is followed by an opportunity for students to try their hand at driving oxen.
SPINNING- An introduction to the problem of cloth supply for the Ohio frontier family involves a chance for students to try to make a piece of yarn.
CHILDREN’S WORK- A view of the importance of children on the frontier while they work to shape a grindstone.
ONE ROOM SCHOOL- An introduction to early nineteenth century learning.
TOWN MEETING- Students experience frontier democracy by taking part in a town meeting and wrestling with a vital issue of the day.
CHILDREN’S GAMES- A look at entertainment on the frontier while students try an outdoor game of the 1800s.
INDENTURED SERVITUDE- Forty percent of the population of Colonial America arrived under terms of indenture. This station examines the lives of the children who found themselves so situated.

This year the program is moving from Caesar’s Creek Pioneer Village, Waynesville, Ohio to Quaker Knoll Campground,Wilmington, Ohio.
The program takes about 4 hours, running from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 P.M. Cost is $5.00 per student, there is no cost for teachers and chaperones.
Here is a link to a blog about the village: http://frontier-resources.blogspot.com/

Best to mapquest this address from your location:
Quaker Knoll Campground is located at 675 Sprague Road, Wilmington, Ohio 45177, a lovely site on the north end of Cowen LakeState Park.

Directions:
Take OH-28 (Milford Exit off I-275)towards BLANCHESTER to LEFT onto OH-133 (according to mapquest this is about 16 or so miles). Go a little over 3 miles and stay STRAIGHT to go onto OH-730. Go a little over 6 miles and turn RIGHT onto SPRAGUE RD. Quaker Knoll is less than 1/2 mile down the road.

2 comments:

hestiahomeschool said...

We wanted to do this but after I fell down twelve wet steps at Mammoth Cave (amking me miss the family reunion we went down there for) I was not up to driving--much less moving--

Laura said...

Yeah, we missed you "arguing" with our favorite school teacher!

The program's new location is just gorgeous, doesn't have all the historic buildings, but they make great use of the land they have. The program has evolved some since our last visit and I found it to be even more informative than the last time!