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Havensville Living History Days

By: Chasity Frye

Chasity Frye

April 16, 2019

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    Living history day was held on Friday, April 5 at Havensville. The Nemaha Central seventh and fourth graders attended the event. The theme this year was Everyday Life: How things got done. Some of the activities were churning butter, grinding coffee, candle making, corn shelling, and quilting.  The event also featured a petting zoo, roping, the Kickapoo Tribal Band, and a blacksmith. 

    Candle making was an activity that participants were able to take part in. The easy part was dipping the candle into the melted wax. The hardest part about making candles is being patient. The process takes about 40 minutes to make one thick candle. You have to keep dipping until you have a nice, thick candle that will burn for days. The presenters do an excellent job describing and demonstrating life from the past.  They even dress as people would back in those days. The fourth and seventh graders really enjoyed learning about life in the past.

    Silas Ulmer said, "It was fun but I accidentally missed a class."

    "My favorite part was roping and making the candles," said Jean Yumba.

 

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