Landis Valley’s Traveling “Trunk Show”

Yesterday, thanks to a grant from the Penn Manor Education Foundation, Landis Valley presented their “Traveling Trunk” stations on colonial America to both of the fifth grade classes at Conestoga.   The students rotated through four different 25 minute hands-on stations where they learned about archaeology, wool pulling and weaving, reverse glass painting, thaumatropes (or “Wonder Turner”), and starting a fire with flint and steel.

We are sure that your children had a lot to tell you about last evening about our busy morning and to show you what they made!  Below are a few pictures of our fun and educational morning.

In addition, Sheri Brown from Landis Valley wanted to make all families aware of a FREE event they are having tomorrow evening (December 16) at Landis Valley.   There will be a large bonfire outside with hot apple cider and cookies.  They will also have many of the buildings at Landis Valley open and decorated for Christmas.  If you have never had the opportunity to visit Landis Valley, this is an event to see during the holidays…..and it’s FREE!