Theme for 2019 “Food Industry…Past & Present”. Registration is now open for 2019!
Today…Everyday…Educating…Improving…Working…To Save History For Tomorrow’s Future!
This years theme will be “Food Industry…Past and Present” and we will educating students on both food preservation and preparation. The Thumb Octagon Barn will be partnering with Knowlton’s Ice Museum and showing students old harvesting and storage methods. Also, preservation of food using various techniques, in including salting, smoking, canning, and drying fruits will be explored.
2019 School Tours educational field trip for students from pre-school through 8th grade will be held on Wednesday, May 8th, Thursday, May 9th, and Friday, May 10th at the Thumb Octagon Barn, Gagetown.
Special thanks to Tyler Leipprandt from Michigan Sky Media for the preview:
Guided tours for 2019 School Tours begin at 8:30 AM each day – Wednesday, May 8th, Thursday, May 9th, & Friday, May 10th – with last tours starting a 1 PM. Most guided tours are 4.5 hours, but shorter tours can be scheduled to meet the students’ ages and scheduling needs.
Requested is 1 chaperone for every 8 students; more chaperones are welcome! Cost is $2.00 fee donation for each student and each chaperone attending, collected the day of tour. There will be 25+ educational stations for the students to visit; a month prior to attending educators will choose which areas they wish their students to visit. Tours are limited to 450 students per day. No food is for sale on site; students/chaperones bring their lunches/beverages/water to eat in designated areas. Port-a-johns are available. Dress for the weather – 2019 School Tours are ‘a go’ no matter the weather. In 2018, 1,426 students attended from eight counties!
Hope to see you in 2019! Diane Rapson-Gabil, chairperson (989-392-1080). If you have any comments or questions for Diane, please contact her below.