On June 7 and 8 the Millet and District Museum hosted two school tours of Grade 1 students from Griffiths-Scott School with 38 children attending between the two days. The Grade 1 social studies curriculum focuses on the community.
The students toured the museum, participated in pioneer style races, and got to make butter. They learned about buildings in town then and now, such as the Arlington Hotel, Burns Creamery, Millet Mercantile and the Hillside School. Students also got to see what different household rooms might have looked like in the past: a bedroom, parlor, and kitchen. They had a chance to learn how to make butter by shaking jars of cream, and then got to try the butter they made. The students greatly enjoyed the hands on experience of being able to hold and examine artifacts from the museum’s collection.
They were able to learn about the differences between the past and now by touring Millet’s Arts and Crafts Guild –located in the town office’s lower level. The students examined firefighter, RCMP, and World War One uniforms and learned the differences between these past uniforms and present uniforms.
Come visit us over the summer at 5120 50st, when we will be hosting free Kids Programs every Wednesday from 1-3pm starting on June 20. These programs are open to all ages; however, a parent must accompany children under age four. Check out our Facebook page VisitMillet to see more pictures and for future information about Millet events.
-Submitted by Maggie Peterson, Millet Museum and Visitor Centre