Country Day Second-Graders Visit Grave House

Following an annual tradition, two Country Day School classes of second grade students with their teachers and parents enjoyed a visit to the historic Grave property.
Docents in period dress guided the students through the history of the House, asking questions along the way.

Students showcased their knowledge from their prior studies at school.
They answered questions about colonial life and gained additional understanding of colonial times.

The docents showed and explained the use of antique tools, the methods of hearth cooking, and the processes of turning flax into linen cloth.

Chores done by colonial children proved to be of particular interest to the young visitors. The hidden room and secret staircase also grabbed their attention.

After the house tour, students engaged in the rare colonial pastime of play and showed their remarkable skill in using the Grave House collection of vintage toys.