SCHOOL DAYS IN MAY
AT BILLIE CREEK
Each spring, Billie Creek Village opens the gates and welcomes students from schools throughout the region. Every Thursday and Friday during the month of May, students of all ages spend a day at Billie Creek and learn first hand how our rural ancestors lived during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Teachers simply need to fill out the reservation and registration form and send it in to Billie Creek Village.
The School Days In May dates for 2011 are May 5th & 6th, 12th &13th, 19th & 20th and 26th & 27th. October School Days days are the 17th through the 21st. Admission is $4.00 per person and includes a horse drawn wagon ride to the farm and the Leatherwood Station covered bridge. There will be an optional sack lunch available by pre arrangement. Personalized souvenir horseshoes have been a popular keepsake for the students throughout the years and are available for $5.00 each. Please place your horseshoe order at least two weeks prior to your visit to assure that the blacksmith has time to hammer out the names of the purchasing students. Should you have any questions regarding School Days In May or any of the special events at Billie Creek Village please contact us at:
School programs at Billie Creek Village and Farmstead have been central to the mission of the Village since its founding. It was the dream of founders to provide a living educational museum laboratory environment for school children of all ages. One of the most common stories heard at Billie Creek Village from adult visitors is one that details a visit 25 years ago while they were in the second grade at a nearby elementary school that is no longer operational. One of our goals is to make sure that these stories will be told to future generations.
The facilities at the Village include a one-room school house where a school marm re-enacts the ways children in the early 1900's learned to read, write and do arithmetic. Farm animals that live at the Farmstead were common to a turn-of-the-century farm. One of the most popular experiences is the feeding of animals and the petting of others. Other opportunities include a sugar camp, an herb garden, a general store, a blacksmith and other resident artisans. Children and their adult companions will be treated to a horse or mule wagon ride and if they choose a tractor drawn wagon ride through one of the three covered bridges on the property. The wagon rides finishes with a splash through a ford on Williams Creek.
Billie Creek Village
PO Box 357
Rockville, Indiana 47872
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