Blessed Sacrament students visiting Quinsippi Island - WGEM.com: Quincy News, Weather, Sports, and Radio

Blessed Sacrament students visiting Quinsippi Island

Posted:

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
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WGEM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Woodworth at 217-228-6617. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.