Side Hill School's living history program operates in May and June. Part of the 4th grade curriculum in New York State is the study of local history. How better to spend the day than pretending that you live in the 1890's and attend a one-room school built in 1813?
The teachers and children dress in period clothing reflective of the era, bring their lunches in pails, write on slates, and read from a McGuffey reader.
They enjoy recess too where they get to experience walking on stilts, rolling hoops, and tossing bean bags over the school house roof.
Becky Osborne Culbertson is the SAHS school coordinator and has done a great job of enabling area schools to send their classes and training a corps of retired or former teachers to lead this inspirational program.