On Thursday, May 10th, Madison’s second graders stepped out of their usual classrooms and ventured down to the Congregational Church and the Green to get a sense of past Madison times.
In vintage garb, members of the Deacon John Grave House (DJGH) joined with members from the Madison Historical Society to facilitate this time travel. Some 200 students participated and moved from station to station to hear stories of the past, to experience a classroom from yesteryear, and to play with toys from long ago.
The DJGH members hosted at the toy station on the Green, giving some historical background for the toys and providing instruction about play in earlier times.
The toys prompted children to step easily into this aspect of life from the past.