FAQ

•        Offered Monday – Saturday by advanced reservations only.

     9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (We can adjust these times for your schedule)  Students should arrive at 8:45 a.m. (Central Standard Time)
and expect to depart by 2:00 pm. (Central Standard Time).
•        Cost:  $8.00 per student
•        Minimum number of students required:  15
•        Maximum number of students allowed:  30
•        Curriculum targeted to grade levels 1-5.  (Students must be in at least the first grade.)   However, students in all grade levels are welcome
to experience the Heritage Classroom.

Description:  Students will step into the shoes of those who walked the halls of Lyles Consolidated School in the 1920's.  Our Schoolmarm will greet them with a
friendly but strict demeanor.  Students will recite from McGuffey Readers, learn arithmetic, practice handwriting on a slate board, learn about President Warren
Harding and study U.S. history from a 1920’s perspective.  Students will stand when speaking and learn common classroom etiquette followed in the 1920's.

Students will bring a sack lunch, which will be eaten outside, weather permitting, followed by circle games, hoop and stick, bucket brigade, marbles, and sack races.  
The students may drink water pumped from our well and then take a quick bathroom break in our outhouses before returning to the classroom for afternoon lessons.  

We encourage students to dress in old-fashioned style clothing if they choose.  Boys wore overalls with buttoned shirts and girls wore long skirts, buttoned shirts, and
bonnets.  Girls may wear braids but should avoid sitting in front of anyone who might dip the end of her braid in an ink well...Of course this misbehavior would be just
cause for standing in the corner and writing "I will not disobey the class rules," 100 times, on the chalkboard after school.  

Students are not required to bring any school supplies with them to the Heritage Classroom.  All materials needed will be supplied by the Lyles Consolidated School.

Our hope is that students leave with a new appreciation for their modern classrooms and gain an understanding of what school was like for students at Lyles Station
Consolidated School during the early 20th century.

The museum is fully handicapped accessible, and our facility is equipped with an elevator.


OPTION #2:  Work and Play Field Trip     (2 Hour Field Trip)

•        Available Monday – Friday by advanced reservations only.
•        9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
•        Cost:  $5.00 per student
•        Minimum number of students required: 0
•        Maximum number of students allowed: 60
•        Students in all grade levels (no minimum age requirement) are welcome to experience the Work & Play Field Trip.  (Some hands-on
activities may not be appropriate for younger children.)

Description:  This 2 hour field trip provides an overview of several aspects of early life in Lyles Station.  Students will experience a variety of daily chores and games
that children in the 1920’s would have done.  Hands-on activities may include candle-making, butter churning, washing clothes on a wash board, playing marbles, and
shelling corn with a hand cranked machine.  Students will take a tour of the museum and participate in a short handwriting lesson on the slate boards in the Heritage
Classroom.

We encourage students to dress in old-fashioned style clothing if they choose.  Boys wore overalls with buttoned shirts and girls wore long skirts, buttoned shirts, and
bonnets.   

Students will be allowed to visit the gift shop at the end of the field trip.  We sell a
variety of small toys, post cards, books, and school supplies.  

The museum is fully handicapped accessible, and our facility is equipped with an elevator.
953 N. County Road, 500 W.
Princeton, IN 47670
812.385.2534