BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek Historical Society is actively seeking volunteers for a short-term commitment to lead small groups (4-5 children) in various hands-on pioneer activities for the 2017 Spring Living History sessions. This educational program for Beavercreek’s third graders is held at Wartinger Park, 3080 Kemp Road in the early 1800’s log cabins. Spring Living History dates are April 25-28, May 1-5, 8, 10-12.
Volunteers are needed mornings from 8:50 a.m. to noon and may select the number of days to help, which days work best and the activity to lead. Volunteers are given instruction and guidance to lead one of six 25-minute sessions which are conducted in a round-robin setting. The activities include making butter, sewing/quilting, barn/garden, finger knitting, spinning and making rag dolls, all in a simple form geared for third graders. Students come one classroom per day for 13 days accompanied by chaperones with each small group.
Men and women who enjoy working with children and have the ability to be flexible are encouraged to participate. This valuable program cannot exist without additional volunteers. For more information, please call Spring Living History Director Amber Carlos 937-912-5766 or email your name and phone number to BHSOhio.gmail.com.
Story courtesy of The Beavercreek Historical Society.