Past Times for Children: Mills

Cockey’s Koontz-Yingling Learning Center

There were many mills in this area. The most popular would have been a grist mill that ground wheat into flour. Children will experience the mill and how it works from the book The Little Red Hen and experience being a miller. General Information For children 4 to 9 years Children will discover what it was like to live in Carroll County in the 1800’s. They will travel back in time and experience living on farms and in towns through creative activities, songs, stories and crafts. This program focuses on a different topic each class and includes a craft or activity that reinforces the theme. Classes are held on various Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. either inside or outside. Inside classes are held at the Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main Street in Westminster, MD. Outside classes will be held next to the parking lot in the back.

$6

Past Times For Children: Doctors & Medicine

Doctors made house visits when one got sick. Children will learn how treatments differ from now and how doctors’ children became their assistants. Dramatic play, books, songs, and activities included as well as going home with a filled doctor’s bag General Information For children 4 to 9 years Children will discover what it was like to [...]

Past Times for Children: Peddlers/ Salesman

Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main St., Westminster

The arrival of the peddler (a.k.a. traveling salesman) was an exciting event for the farmer during the 1800’s. Instead of having to travel to a general store that was miles away, the peddler brought wares to sell, news and gossip from nearby towns, and merchandise that was new to the farmer’s family. Children will learn about these peddlers through stories, imaginative play, and games. They will decorate one of the items the peddler sold. For each class, there is a $6.00 charge which includes materials. Pre- registration is required; registration closes the Monday before the class.

$6