Back to School     

Saturday, September 11 | 10:0–4:00 p.m.

During this interactive program, school-age youngsters (5 & up) will ride in a horse-drawn wagon to the one-room schoolhouse where hundreds of Pleasant Valley children once learned their ABCs. The unique history lesson includes doing before- and after-school farm chores, playing games in the school yard during recess, and of course learning arithmetic, English, and social studies under the tutelage of a schoolmarm. At 1:00, visitors will have an opportunity to meet Larry Kidder, author of an award-winning book about the school itself, and participate in a 'box social' in which homemade pies are auctioned to benefit the purchase of period furnishings for the school. 

**Please note that all 2021 Saturday programs will be modified to encourage social distancing and reflect current State guidelines for public events. Visitors are required to carry masks at all times, and wear them when social distancing isn't possible. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to see you soon!


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Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission

Brian M. Hughes, County Executive | Aaron T. Watson, Executive Director

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