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Hardison Mill Homestead School

LITTLE SCHOOLHOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE DAY at the farm

Spend the day learning what life was like living on the prairie and going to a one-room schoolhouse in the 1800's... and what living on a farm is like today.

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LITTLE SCHOOLHOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE DAY at the farm
LITTLE SCHOOLHOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE DAY at the farm

Time & Location

Sep 13, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Hardison Mill Homestead School, 4540 US-431, Columbia, TN 38401, USA

About the event

A ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE EXPERIENCE:

Spend the day learning what life was like living on the prairie and going to a one-room schoolhouse in the 1800's... and what living on a farm is like today.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • PRICE: $45.00 per classroom seat (there are only 17 seats per event. **All proceeds go to LOVE IS A GIFT Ministries)
  • AGES: this class is for 7 TO 12 YEARS OLDS only
  • TECHNOLOGY: this is an event designed to foster relationships and simple living. No smart phones or devices allowed with the children.

WHAT YOUR CHILD WILL DO:

  • Learn the history of one-room schoolhouses, and the story of how ours came to be.
  • Say a morning prayer and the Pledge Of Allegience.
  • Learn the history of Hardison Mill and what farm life was like when it was originally a homestead in 1878, and what farm life is like today.
  • Make Ragdolls & Quill-pens together... as they learn what toys were like in prairie days and how people wrote letters then.
  • Have a prepared lunch that would have been served in prairie days.
  • Play recess games from the 1800's
  • Do chores on the farm together, interacting with the animals and the gardens.

ABOUT THE 'LITTLE SCHOOLHOUSE' EXPERIENCE:

  • Your child can come dressed in 1800's prairie clothes or we will have dresses & bonnets for girls if they'd like to wear them... and suspenders and caps for boys.
  • Have your child bring or wear boots if you have them as they will be walking around the farm.
  • Lunch will be a traditional farm lunch (like beef stew with homemade bread, etc...) If your child has allergies or is gluten-free, you will have to send lunch from home with them.

**NOTE: This class is for children ages 7 to 12 years old only.

ABOUT HARDISON MILL:

Hardison Mill is a historic farm outside of Columbia, Tennessee orginally built by Calvin & Sarah Hardison in 1878.  Rory Feek purchased it in 1999 and the original homestead is his personal home.  The 100 acre property now includes a One-Room Schoolhouse that is open to public for scheduled one-of-a-kind farm experiences and classes for children.  Along with Homestead Hall, a state-of-the-art concert venue and live-stream private-event space that seats up to 300 people.  And the HUB, a new classroom and workshop event space created to host Homemaking & Homesteading classes, workshops and gatherings on the farm for adults and children.  

The farm is part of the non-profit ministry Love Is A Gift and dedicated to helping families find their way back to living more a home-centered life filled with Christ.  Learn more about Hardison Mill at www.hardisonmill.com 

ABOUT LOVE IS A GIFT:

Love Is A Gift is a 501(c3) non-profit ministry created “to equip children and parents in our community and around the world with the values, skills and education necessary to live well, love well, and be a light to the world.”

Originally created to support the One-Room Schoolhouse, in late 2023 the non-profit's vision expanded to include the mission and ministry of the entire farm, fellowship and facilities at Hardison Mill, where we use our gifts, talents and opportunities daily  to sow seeds of love and hope in the world... while we sow some of them in the soil here at the farm.  To support or to learn more about LOVE IS A GIFT, go to www.loveisagift.org 

LOVE IS A GIFT       "Sowing Seeds... some of the them in the ground"

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