WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Among the hustle and bustle of The Big E lies an year-round educational experience that helps students learn about an older time.
A few classrooms were empty Monday at Sullivan Elementary in Holyoke, but there wasn’t a seat left at the Storrowton Village Schoolhouse
Raising hands and asking questions all about life as a student in the early 1800′s and learning important lessons as these kids take in a field trip at Storrowton Village.
“It’s not all about work today in the school house. There’s still some times for some fun and games – 19th century style”
That means no big screen televisions, laptops, cell phones, or video games here.
How about some good old fashioned hoop racing?
Also on the field, hands-on learning about work-life, the crafts of a woodworking, and broom-making.
“We are actual places where people lived 150-250 years ago.. its fun to see what america was like before your great great great grandparents lived,” explains Dennis Picard, director of Storrowton Village.
Living a real life history lesson, right in the middle of all the action here at The Big E.