The volunteers of the Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society hosted 95 students plus their chaperones and teachers to the historic Darling House and the Old South School House for learning and fun. The students sampled what learning was like in a one-room school and then what life was like on Thomas Darling’s farm 250 years ago. They churned butter, made cider, had their names written in calligraphy, played old fashioned recess games and even experienced a schoolhouse lesson. The Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society has been running this field trip for over 23 years. A big thank you to the volunteers who made the day a success for this wonderful group of students.
- Students of Beecher Road School in Woodbridge listen to “teachers” (our Beecher Road librarians) give a lesson as they would have in ca 1870 when the Old South Schoolhouse was built. Located on Johnson Road, the Schoolhouse was fully restored by the Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society. Afterward, the students played old fashioned games in the schoolhouse yard.
- Third-grade students churn butter (and then sample it!) and see their names lettered with the type of pen that Mr. Darling would have used. They even got to take their name cards home as a souvenir.