Traditionally each fall the Saline rural community celebrated their successful harvest season with a large gathering of family and neighbors.
In keeping with this tradition, the Weber-Blaess School will be the site of a Fall Harvest Open House on Sunday, October 20 from 1-4 p.m. at the one-room school at 555 Woodland Drive, Saline.
This event is free and will feature reenactments of a typical day in the school by Saline Area Schools drama club students led by Rebecca Groeb-Driskill at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m There will also be craft making activities.
The building will also be open to the public with docents present to explain the history of the school.
This celebration typifies the 1800’s celebration that concluded the fieldwork and gathering of the produce from the fields and garden as the farm families prepared for the long winter months. Students would then return to their one-room school and celebrate this accomplishment. A storyteller will also be present plus a “pumpkin walk.” The public is invited to witness this event and the roots of this living history museum.
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