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Old Sturbridge Village Homeschool Day!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Old Stubridge Village Homeschool Day: musket shooting 2

(Musket demonstration © 2006 Nika Boyce)


Q and I spent the day yesterday at Old Sturbridge Village at their homschool day. We got to meet several of the homeschooling families from nearby Worcester, was wonderful!

The day was astounding in it's beauty.

Here is some information from their site about homeschool day at OSV:
Join us for an event day designed for Home School families. We offer you and your children the opportunity to visit the Village and engage in hands-on activities and participatory programs. This is a great opportunity for children to gain exposure to many aspects of 1830's New England life in an interactive way.
We did it pretty much freeform activities, they had more structured things but we have been here before and like to do certain things.

We had a picnic on the common (way too expensive sandwiches from Micknucks Fresh Marketplace in Stubridge - I am boycotting them, I recommend you do the same, their customer service is simply pathetic).

We walked around a bit and then saw a musket firing demonstration.

Old Stubridge Village Homeschool Day: musket shooting

(Musket demonstration - the fire © 2006 Nika Boyce)


Old Stubridge Village Homeschool Day: musket shooting 2

(Musket demonstration - the smoke © 2006 Nika Boyce)


The kids played 10 pins in the bright sunshine

Old Stubridge Village Homeschool Day: 10 pin

(10 pins © 2006 Nika Boyce)


We then went to the pottery demonstration, early, only to wait MORE than an hour for Q's turn! We have never had to wait so long before.

Old Stubridge Village Homeschool Day: making a clay ink pot

(Getting ready to make a clay pot © 2006 Nika Boyce)


Old Stubridge Village Homeschool Day: making a clay ink pot

(Throwing the clay pot © 2006 Nika Boyce)


In that hour, I had time to contemplate life, watch how the kids related with each other and how some parents let their kids run wild! (even little ones)

I also took a few photos of the scene around the pottery barn.

Old Stubridge Village Homeschool Day: pottery barn

(Pottery barn door © 2006 Nika Boyce)


Old Stubridge Village Homeschool Day: Field

(Field near the demonstration farm, one of my favorite places but no pics of that because we didnt visit there yesterday © 2006 Nika Boyce)

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