On Thursday, Aug. 7 and Sunday, Aug. 12, the Hagley Creek Kids, local students who are participating in the popular volunteer youth leadership program, held their final event of the summer.
The two-day event, titled “A Day in the Life,” let visitors experience a typical day for a Workers’ Hill family. The Creek Kids taught lessons in immigration in the 19th century, something most of the families of powder mill workers went through. Visitors also tried their hands at making fresh-squeezed lemonade and butter to spread on Irish soda bread.
The Creek Kids set out to play a game of rounders, an early form of baseball, but not before they finished their chores. In the Gibbons House, Creek Kids washed clothes with a laundry wringer while others cut wood.
Some Creek Kids were giving weaving lessons on a tape loom, which was how clothing was made.