School Days Thanks Volunteers


The 6th Annual School Days’ tradition with its emphasis upon the reenactment and display of pioneer life for local school children was held September 16th and 17th at the Peel Mansion. Almost 500 school children helped load wagons on the “trek” to Arkansas, bobbed for apples, or learned how to grind corn.

None of this annual event would be possible without the dedication and commitment of our volunteers. On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff, and the many thousands of schoolchildren who have enjoyed your service, THANK YOU!  

See School Days photos here.

Thanks to the following volunteers:

  • Ann Pestel at the Andy Lynch Log Cabin
  • Staff members Corrin Troutman and Zella Norman, wagon
  • Lou Jasper and Eric Vinciguerra on the Herbs for Healing 
  • Theresa Scallan and Ken Dickerson with apple bobbing
  • Beth Strickland and Nelle Haden for the house tour
  • Kay Gaudian and Barb Grinnell with the Calico Cut-ups – demonstration of quilting in the Conservatory
  • Carol Moyer showing butter churning on the South porch
  • Mary Mondl and Tracy Fortuny directing the games
  • Dave Lewis showing a grisly recreation of battlefield surgery
  • Stephen Burgess from War Eagle Mill on corn grinding

See more School Days photos here.