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Historic Village Hosts Appling Christian Academy Students

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Appling Christian Academy students pause for a photo in front of the Cooper Conner House Feb. 14.

MOUNT VERNON—On Valentine’s Day, eleven ninth-grade students enjoyed the afternoon at Brewton-Parker’s Historic Village, along with their teacher Ms. Sheri Allen and other escorts.

The Appling Christian Academy class enjoyed making old-fashioned rag dolls with the assistance of Mrs. Lynn Skinner and Brewton-Parker student Elizabeth Vetter. They took home brooms that they made out of sedge and twine, instructed by Dr. Mary Waalkes who acts as curator for the Village.  In the Cooper-Conner House, Mrs. Anice McArthur told students of the Cooper-Conner family history and showed them how cotton was carded before it was spun into yarn. Mrs. Zan Yarbrough Adams made beaten biscuits and had plenty available for the visitors to sample. Mr. Steve Green, a Historic Village volunteer, and Brewton-Parker students Brandon Pope and Matt Parker demonstrated nineteenth-century games. At the Berry Thompson House, Brewton-Parker students Charlotte Brown, Beatriz Vargas, and Andrea Smith poured home-made lemonade and handed out gingerbread cookies. On the front porch, a tub of washing waited for anyone who wanted to try scrubbing clothes on a washboard using lye soap. Two different types of churns on the front porch showed technological changes in butter making before people bought it from dairies or from a store.  The Brewton-Parker students who assisted were members of Pi Gamma Mu, an honors society for the social sciences sponsored by Dr. Vance Rhoades. 

BPC Historic Village

Dr. Mary Waalkes, curator for the Historic Village, shows students how to make brooms made from sedge and twine. (Photos provided)

Prior to arriving at the Village, Ms. Allen and her class visited the Dead River Cemetery near Uvalda where some members of the Cooper and Conner families are buried.  The trip was an informative and entertaining way to bring antebellum Georgia history to life. 

The Village is open to the public twice a year for the spring and fall festivals during which time crafts and antebellum activities are featured.  The Spring Festival is scheduled to coincide with the Vidalia Onion Festival and will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014.  All events are free and the public is encouraged to attend. 

The Historic Village is open upon request, with advance notice.  To arrange a visit or schedule a tour, contact Dr. Waalkes at 912-583-3110 or mwaalkes@bpc.edu, or call Mrs. Anice McArthur at 912-583-2517.

Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, FL. The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.

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The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application
of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
 
Brewton-Parker College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brewton-Parker College.
 
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February 18, 2014 3:52 PM