Springville-GI fourth grade students go on a history tour
The annual tour has been going on for more than 20 years.
The tour, hosted by volunteers from the Concord Historical Society, introduced students to a variety of aspects of life around Concord during the last 200 years.
The tour started with the Crandall House, which Pop Warner bought for the historical society in 1954. The house has a 1930s kitchen, some of Pop Warner’s artifacts, Jack Yellen’s typewriter in the music room and Dr. Ralph Waite’s Novocain devices, Lucy Bensley’s doll collection and other toys on display.
The tour continued to the carriage house, where the museum displays a 1913 Steward Steamer truck, World War artifacts and many tools of the past. The tour ended with students meeting in the Concord Mercantile, the general store on the complex.
The visit coincided with other local history projects the students have done during the year, including a trip to Genesee Country Museum in Mumford and trips to the Maplewood Cemetery to investigate the graves of former residents.
The museum is open Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The mercantile is open Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7 – 9 p.m., with music and Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – to 2 p.m. or by appointment, by calling 592-0094 or 592-5546.