Wednesday, April 15, 2009

MO Homeschool field trip @ Arrowrock

Reservations are still being accepted for our Home School Days April 22 or May 20. This year we are offering some new experiences for students including games, voting with a quill pen and touring the George Caleb Bingham house. A “chore course” will be set up for younger children. Information about registration follows. Please forward to others who you feel would be interested in this program. Thank you.

Arrow Rock, Missouri

April 22 or May 20, 2009

Same program will be held each day.

10:00-12:00 a.m.

Arrow Rock, Crossroads of the Missouri Frontier

Learn of 19th century activities of daily life for the first inhabitants of the Boonslick area where Arrow Rock was founded in 1829.

Students and accompanying adults will rotate among five stations (including some hands-on experiences) at their own choosing during a two-hour period.

• Flintknapping at 1828 Academy

• Old-time games such as hoops and sack races

• Voting with a quill pen in the 1839 Court House

• Making candles and marbles in Arrow Rock State Historic Site

• Tour of 1837 George Caleb Bingham house with “chore course” for younger children.

Reservations beginning March 4: call 660-837-3330 or 1-800-334-6946 (ask to be transferred to Arrow Rock State Historic Site) between the hours of 8:30 and 3:30.

There will be a $4.00 fee for each student age six and over. Supervising adults are free. Please have the total amount due for your family ready at check-in at State Historic Site Visitor Center. Checks payable to Friends of Arrow Rock.

You will receive a confirmation letter and map. Please be sure you are familiar with the map and check-in instructions.

For information about the village:

You might wish to take advantage of three marked trails to the Missouri River and through a woodlands area. These hikes can be made following the two hour program. Maps will be available at the Visitor Center upon check-in.

An additional program you may wish to attend:

May 28: 8th Annual Teacher’s Workshop (adults only):

“Paddle Wheels to Wagon Wheels: The Missouri River and the Santa Fe Trade” 8:30-3:00. $45 registration per person includes fried chicken dinner at the 1834 Tavern, tour and speakers. Further information will be sent later.

Kathy Borgman, Executive Director

Friends of Arrow Rock, Inc.

PO Box 124

Arrow Rock, MO 65320

ph. 660-837-3231

fax: 660-837-3230

Celebrating our 50th Anniversary 1959-2009!


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