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Road Trip to the Old Meeting House - October 2009

24 Students of the Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative from Minnechaug visited the Old Meeting House on October 26th.  They were treated to homemade brownies lovingly baked and served on Halloween platters by Marcie Hayn.  Sandy Sanders served cider and they enjoyed storytelling by Sandy who was dressed in a period dress and bonnet.  Morrie Hayn led a tour of the Hearse House Museum.  

Sandy and Joan Paris took the students on a tour of the museum featuring old clothes, arrowheads and early household and native American implements.  The children were already very knowledgeable about the the native Americans and they asked great questions and offered a lot of their own comments. Joan told them a story about a murder mystery in Wilbraham- The Marcus Lyon Murder and they enjoyed the suspense and the spookiness of the tale!   

They received some Wilbraham postcards and a Peppercorn newsletter  The students loved the House and named the museum dog- "Wilbraham Willie" for short, they explained. We hope they will visit again soon.  We  enjoyed watching their friendships and caretaking of one another and their visit was a memorable one!

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