Thursday, May 3, 2012

What I Did Wednesday :: A Field Trip to the Depot Museum

I'm thinking each Wednesday, I'll share a little bit about what I did throughout the day or at least one main accomplishment! Today, I took my boys and met a bunch of our homeschooling friends at the Depot Museum in Henderson, Texas.

The museum offered a special program today (Heritage Folkart Day) packed full of lessons about basket weaving, corn grinding, dairy cows, and more. We rode a carousel, listened to dulcimer music, and came home with a hand-made broom.

We spent an hour and a half meandering from one station to the next led by our guide. We didn't make it inside the museum today, but I imagine we will be back! The children enjoyed learning about all the folkart trades; and one or two of them are planning on making their own rope at our park days.

We were also told about the Syrup Festival in Henderson held the second weekend each November (This year's festival takes place on November 10th). The highlight of the festival are the old fashioned syrup making demonstrations. The Depot Museum will also showcase other folkart talents like we viewed today. Hand-made items are also sold during the festival.

The museum offers guided tours and curriculum lessons for teachers. There is a gift shop on the premises and admission is very reasonable.

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