Photos by Shade Narramore / Contributing Photographer
Story by Altima Sisavad / Contributing Writer
Murfreesboro’s historic Oaklands Mansion took “Throwback Thursday” to another level with their 2017 Autumn in the Oaks Educational Field Day. The field day educated children about life in the 1800s.
There were many students, teachers and parents learning all things 1800s, including chores, such as washing clothes with washboards, feeding chickens, churning butter, quill writing and rug beating.
Mary Cook, a third grade teacher at Southside Elementary School of Shelbyville, has been bringing her class to the Autumn in the Oaks Educational Field Day for about six years now.
“I want my children to have a little bit more knowledge of the 1800s,” Cook said. “Everything is more accessible these days; children have no idea about chalkboards and having to get your eggs from chickens.”
Employees and volunteers also enjoyed the educational field day. Audrey Creel works as a part-time tour guide and enjoys showing children around the mansion.
“The mansion has so many interesting things about it and really takes you back to the 1800s.”
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