Blog Post: Tue, Oct 11, 2016
Around 75 Grade 4 students from Lochearn Elementary School have visited the Rocky Museum for the Museum School program. We have kept the students busy learning about life in the homesteading days, and they heard about a few of the challenges men faced working in the lumber camps. We taught the students how to do finger-weaving on their second visit to the museum. They had a chance to examine some everyday household items, such as a butter press, blueberry picker, flour sifter and a sock stretcher. The students gave their best guesses as to what the items were used for. The students’ favorite activities seem to be the finger weaving and the butter making. There was a short rendition of “All About that Bass” when I brought out the “gut bucket” for Mr. Armitage’s class to see.
To see what Mr. Armitage’s class thought of Museum School, check out #rockymtnhousemuseum on Twitter.