Posted Date: 05/21/2021
Darnaby third graders couldn't go to Rose Hill School this year, so educators and parents brought the Rose Hill experience to Darnaby.
Rose Hill Day (Darnaby style). Here’s some highlights from Mrs. Sole’s class... Huge shoutout to our school marm (and Darnaby alum), Emily Long and Natalie Leone for helping make our day a success! — with Melissa Click. - photos/story by Stacey Childers Sole.
Learn more about Rose Hill: http://www.cherokee-strip-museum.org/RoseHill.htm
In 1988 the school building took on a new role. It became the site of a living history program entitled, A Day at Rose Hill School. Every day of the school year a different third or fourth grade class travels to Perry to attend school. The program has been attended by over 81,000 Oklahoma scholars, who were accompanied by over 10,000 teachers and parents.
The "scholars" spend about two weeks in preparation for their trip back in time. Food, games, songs, personal hygiene, and punishments are among things discussed. As they leave the museum to walk to school, the scholars are alerted to the time bridge. As they cross the time bridge over the creek, they travel back in time to 1910. History is fun at Rose Hill School.
This program is operated by the Cherokee Strip Historical Society in cooperation with the Oklahoma Historical Society.