Living history lesson


On Wednesday, May 25, Providence Hebrew Day School’s fourth and fifth graders took a field trip to Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts. Students participated in a hands-on agricultural workshop where they had the opportunity to build a Virginia Rails fence and plant their own beans.  After lunch, they headed off to see the village, which is a replica of an 1830s New England rural town. They visited the blacksmith shop, the pottery shop, the old schoolhouse, a working farm, a saw mill, a bank and had an opportunity to see a typical New England home. They were able to compare their lives today to the lives of those who lived almost 200 years ago.
Submitted by Providence Hebrew Day School