Dreams and Determination School Day and Homeschool Day

Mar 28th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Education

This month Plantation Agriculture Museum is proud to present Dreams & Determination School Day and Homeschool Day!  The business of agriculture is dreams and determination, especially from the days of statehood to World War II.  Farm families that took the chances each year to plow, plant and harvest the cash crop of the times – Cotton, were not wealthy in money but wealthy in heart.   Join us as we highlight these individuals and their families in our museum’s School Days.

Plantation Agriculture Museum will present two Dreams and Determination School days April 23rd and April 30th.  Students and Educators will rotate around six stations exploring the lives of farm families before the tractors and other mechanical equipment began replacing the backbreaking labor of man and mule.  Stations include corn grinding, old wash day, living history characters, Dutch oven cooking, old timey games and toys, and beekeeping.  Each day will begin at 9am sharp and end at 12:30pm.  School Days include grades third through fifth.  Each group will have one station break for restroom and other needs.  Space is limited and preregistration is a must.  Registration is free.

The Plantation Agriculture Museum is just 20 minutes from Little Rock at the junction of U.S. Hwy. 165 and Arkansas Hwy. 161.  Take exit 7 off  I-440 turn right on U.S. Hwy. 165, go 5 miles to Museum and turn right on Arkansas Hwy. 161 in Scott, Arkansas.  The Museum is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission to the museum exhibits is free for self-guided tours.  Guided tours are $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.  For more information, please contact Lydia White at (501) 961-1409 or ydia.White@arkansas.gov.