Well, the start of our big annual event is finally here!  While the Shop on the hillside is not ready for prime-time during School Days, we are just one day away from our debut -on the Saturday of Colonial Times!

Today we hosted 1,000 school children from the local Georgia and South Carolina  public, private, and home schools.

Enjoy some pictures from the day.
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By the dawn's early light, School Days gets underway!
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Buses unloading students at the front gate.
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General George Washington addresses students at the Barn.
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Students are shown a variety of needle work projects in the Thompson Academy.
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A Back Woodsman talks to students about life in the back country of the Georgia colony at the back woods cabin.
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The French Lacemaker demonstrates the lacemaking process and attempts to enroll young children into his trade.
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One of 2 Blacksmiths talks to students about working metal in the 18th century.
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Ben Franklin and his wife talk about events of the day.
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Colonel Brown reflects on life in the King's army.
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A Native American gives a perspective on life within the Savannah River valley.
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A Toymaker shares his wares with visiting students.
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A Woodcarver memorizes visitors with wit and skills.
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Faire Wynds Circus is a favorite of young and old.
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Lunch is served on the stage.
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The King's proclamations are posted on the Tavern wall for all of his subjects to read.



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