4th graders learn about the early days of rural life
By DUANE CRAIG
Tuesday, October 1st, the Western Missouri Antique Tractor and Machinery Association held its annual Kids Day at Frontier Village in Adrian, MO. It is a day the Association sets aside to show the local fourth graders the sights and sounds of life as it was in the earlier part of the last century. Fourth graders from all the local schools were invited. We hosted children from Adrian, Archie, Ballard, Butler and Miami, plus several home school groups. In total there were 310 children plus at least 50 adults.
The members of the club think it is important to display these crafts and the operations of earlier rural life. It is our goal to instill in these youngsters a spark to ignite a thirst for the things of the past because it will be up to them to pass these things on to the next generation one day.
Right: Tim Hummel demonstrates a scale steam engine to Adrian 4th graders.
Middle: Lloyd Wilhite, Windsor, MO, tells Adrian 4th graders how he builds and replicates miniature engines.
Far right: Peggy Buhr, Adrian, explains Indian heritage.
All photos by L Photography, Lisa Jacks