White Pine Village hosts field trips for hundreds

October 13, 2018

About 425 students, teachers and parents from multiple schools attended a History in Action Day Thursday at Historic White Pine Village.

Despite it being a windy, 50-degree day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. classes from Foster Elementary, Pentwater Public School, Ludington Area Catholic School, Crossroads Charter Academy, Edgewood Elementary in Fruitport and various home schooling groups all came to explore what the pioneer town has to offer.

“Kids get to see what a 19th century village was like back in the day,” said Rebecca Berringer, executive director of Mason County Historical Society. “We do this because part of the mission of the Historical Society is to preserve and present Mason County history. History in Action Days are a great way to do that and to bring that alive.”

Kids ran from exhibit to exhibit, checking out historic buildings, like the courthouse and general store. They also tried their hands at using two-man saws, doing needlework and weaving on looms, as well as pressing sorghum stalks for their juice.

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