This May, as they have every spring since 1993, fourth graders from all the Guilford public elementary schools will participate in Early Guilford Days at the Hyland House. Dressed in period costumes, the students will take part in hands-on workshops on hearth cooking, herb gardening, tin-smithing, colonial school, cornhusk dolls, and counted cross-stitch.
For the hundreds of students who attend each year, the Hyland House is a unique classroom. It is an open and appealing invitation to students—young and old—to explore, to observe, to appreciate, and to learn about early American history.
Early Guilford Days is joint program with the Guilford Keeping Society. The Guilford Preservation Alliance and the PTOs of A.W. Cox, Calvin Leete, Guilford Lakes, and Melissa Jones generously fund the public school Early Guilford Days, so that all students may attend for free.