On Friday, Big Girl’s school held it’s Eleventh Annual Colonial Festival. It is a full day event in which presenters and re-enactors come and teach the students about the Colonial way of life and period history. They learn how wool from the sheep became clothing (seeing the process demonstrated from start to finish,) see a small encampment, witness musket and cannon fire, learn about tatting, colonial medical practice (complete with tools of the trade,) boatmaking, and food preparation over an open fire pit. There are many more…eighteen in all. It is a fantastic day and the kids really love it.
I took several photos. Unfortunately, due to the fact that most of them have students in them, I can’t post them without a release. But, here are a couple that stand out: