Students from Blue Ridge and Summit Charter schools, and several homeschoolers descended upon the Cashiers Historical Society on Sept. 26 for Founders Day.
The annual event held on the six-acre CHS campus had nine educational stations set up for students to give them a hands -on feel of various aspects of earlier life, including making corn husk dolls, playing washboards and spoons, learning nature facts out on the trail, square-dancing, quilting, and more.
CHS Education and Events Director Sandi Rogers said the program is aimed at third and fourth graders to get young people interested in history.
“Part of our mission strategy is to encourage young people to learn about their local history,” said Rogers. “We have a very strong commitment to education.”
The program is one of the many events funded through proceeds from the annual Designer Showhouse, one of the biggest fundraisers for CHS.
To learn more about the events at the Cashiers Historical Society click HERE.
Article and Photos by Brian O’Shea
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