Cashiers Historical Society teaches students about area heritage at Founders Day

Students from Blue Ridge and Summit Charter schools, and several homeschoolers descended upon the Cashiers Historical Society on Sept. 26 for Founders Day.

Area students listen to Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust Exec. Director Gary Wein while on a nature walk at CHS during 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.

Students participated in a number of educational stations aimed at teaching the history of the area, which included square dancing.

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.”

Many students and volunteers donned era-themed costumes for Founders Day at CHS.

The program is one of the many events funded through proceeds from the annual Designer Showhouse, one of the biggest fundraisers for CHS.

Students toured the Zachary-Tolbert House on the CHS campus.

Groups of students made their way from station to station learning a new aspect about historical living.

To learn more about the events at the Cashiers Historical Society click HERE.

Article and Photos by Brian O’Shea
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