Small Pioneers Learn About Olden Days

First graders from Morningside Academy visited Heathcote on October 27 for our Pioneer Day experience. Educator Nan Billings started out with a lesson in the Pioneer House. Hands-on activities from bygone days followed outside.

The children shook cream to make delicious butter. They learned how to knead dough and cut out biscuits. They scrubbed on a washboard and hung clothes on a line with wooden pins. After the chores, they had some pioneer fun with square dancing.




If you’d like information about booking one of Miss Nan’s curriculum-based field trips to Heathcote, just give her a call at 772-812-1682, or email her at

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