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Blessed Sacrament students visiting Quinsippi Island


Over 90 students from Blessed Sacrament School got an up close look Friday morning at the Log Cabin Village on Quinsippi Island.

The students from Kindergarten-4th grade visited 10 different sites in the village, where volunteers will tell about life in the 1800s.

The sites included the following with their hosts:

Entrance Sign - Roger Leach - talk on settling the area after War of 1812, how the village came about, and why the Log structures were moved to the site

Smoke House - Eleanor Yackley - talk about how early settlers preserved their food by smoking (show meat hanging from hooks) and talk about how they would have stored their food using a nearby spring

Herleman Cabin - Caroline Collins - talk about living in a log cabin, show the hatchet/axe marks on the logs that date to the 1800's, may try to get a wash board or some other pioneer items from Sullivan Antiques so you can talk about washing clothes or something they would have used.

  • Rail Fence - Art O' Quinn - talk about how settlers made fences out of wood by splitting them, why fences and about Abe Lincoln being a rail splitter
  • Corn Crib - Bruce Kruse - talk about how they stored their corn in log corn cribs and show the ice cutters and talk about how they harvested ice (I have photos)
  • Church - Rev. Paul Schwartzcroft - talk about religious life in the 1800's
  • School House (Fraser Cabin) - Jane Moody talk about going to school in 1800's and what it might have been like
  • School House (Fraser Cabin) - Paul Moody - have them do a lesson they would have done back then
  • Herb Garden - Margaret Bruiner - talk, show and let them smell the various herbs early settlers would have grown and used
  • Hull Cabin - Susan Deege - talk about how they would have used a fireplace to cook their food and where the kids would have slept show loft
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