Poplar Grove Plantation
Program 2 : Life Skills and Chores
Levels: K 3rd grade
Approximate Time Involved: 2½- 3½ hours, schedules may be arranged to take less time if needed
Class size limit: 30 students
Schedule: Monday Friday, 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
Admission Fee: $5.00 per student; $8.00 per adult; two complimentary adult tickets per classWhat better way to learn than by seeing traditional skills demonstrated by two (our choice) of our craft interpreters? Students will observe demonstrations of crafts and skills that were daily activities necessary to provide the goods and services in a time before "factory made" became the norm. Visit the farm animals up close; learn about the days when most families had to care for their own animals that provided food and resources. Appreciate the difference between then and now by comparing the changes in how we obtain commodities today. Take a hayride through the woods and fields of the plantation. Time permitting, you may also view the outbuildings, grounds and gardens.
For schools bringing more than one class your schedule will be arranged so that each class visits with two craft interpreters, the farm animals and takes the hayride in a different order. Time can also be scheduled for viewing outbuildings and lunch at the picnic area.