Monday, January 11, 2016

BHN Parents of 3rd and 4th graders!


Bridgeway Homeschoolers have invited our 3rd and 4th grade students to join them on the Bernhard Museum Living History Field Trip. Since Bridgeway has organized this event, Rhianna Rowe will be the contact person. Questions should be directed to her at Rhianna will be handling RSVP's and collecting money. Bayside PayPal is NOT an option for payment for this trip. Again, please read the directions carefully as Bridgeway has been very kind in extending the invitation and we would like to positively represent Bayside Homeschoolers.

DATE: Tuesday, 3/15/2016
TIME: 8:45AM-1:00PM
LOCATION: Bernhard Museum, 291 Auburn-Folsom Road, Auburn, CA 95603
COST: $10 per student, Volunteering Adults Free *EXACT CASH ONLY, *NO REFUNDS and NO LATE PAYMENTS

AGE REQUIREMENTS: 3rd & 4th grades ONLY (8 & 9 years old) in period attire and volunteering adults in period attire

HOW TO RSVP: Please contact Rihanna directly using the email Provide her with the following information:
1. Put names and ages of attending student(s).
2. Put if you would like to volunteer at a station.
3. If you are able to volunteer, list 2 station preferences. (See Important Information below for stations choices)

DEADLINE TO PAY: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

WHERE TO PAY: mail or hand deliver EXACT CASH ONLY to Rhianna. Her address is: Rhianna Rowe 2304 Lockton Drive, Roseville, CA 95747.

DESCRIPTION: Students will participate in a fun-filled day of authentic 1889 children’s chores and games on the grounds of a historic fruit farm. They will tour the museum (a restored farm house originally built in 1851) build, bake, launder, craft and play while learning about life in 1889. The whole experience lasts about four hours.


1. This field trip is for 3rd & 4th grades ONLY (8 & 9 year olds) per museum restrictions. Children outside of the ages of 8 and 9 cannot attend even with volunteering parents.

2. We must have a minimum of 10 parent volunteers in order to do this field trip. If you are interested in volunteering please post in the comment section below with your 2 preferred stations. We will do our best to accommodate. Station volunteer choices are:

Laundry, Baking (FULL), Leather, Crafts, Woodworking (making a crate with the students)

If you volunteer, you will be assigned to one of five hands on stations. You will need to watch a short training video online and then assist the students at your station the day of the event. You will also need to read the historical material provided to teach the students about your station.

3. All students and parent volunteers must wear clothing appropriate to the 1880 era and bring along a period appropriate lunch. See below for ideas.

4. Only parent volunteers dressed in period appropriate costume and participating students may attend.

5. This is a rain or shine event.

6. No cell phones or electronics. (Cameras permitted, but hidden when not in use)

7. Tennis shoes are discouraged.


Men and Boys: long-sleeved cotton shirt, jeans or coveralls, suspenders and a hat

Girls: long-sleeved blouse, mid-calf cotton skirt, black tights, apron, and a hat/bonnet.

Women: long-sleeved blouse, long cotton skirt, apron, and a hat
Adults may also wear additional items relating to their chosen occupations

Where to Find Period Attire:
Local thrift shops such as Goodwill Store and the Salvation Army.

Rent a costume. If you are renting, be sure to make arrangements right away to ensure costumes are available. Here are some recommendations from the Bernhard:

Auburn Joyce Silva of the Trumpery: (530-823-0409) $20 adult; $15/child. Please launder before returning

Citrus Heights/Roseville Border Close Enough Costumes (916-721-5557),

Roseville by Sunrise & Cirby - Diane Wukmir: (916) 783-5916, Fee $5.00 each for the following items: $20 for women’s & Girls dress/apron/bonnet sets, $5 each for boys’ & men’s pieces (hats, suspenders, boots, pants, shirts), No laundering required. 

Roseville – Costume Junction, 8215 Auburn Blvd, Roseville, 4-8PM M-F, 10AM – 4PM Sat, Run by Dawn Cornsilk, $5 each for boys’ & mens’ pieces, $5 boots, $20 women’s & girls’ dress, hat & apron sets), $5 each for bonnets and aprons. No laundering required.

Sacramento/Arden/Arcade – Carolyn Elder, (916) 206-7145,,


An authentic lunch can be fun to prepare. Most children in 1889 brought leftovers to school—meat, cheese and fruit (Placer County grew a large variety of fruits: pears, apples, cherries, etc.). Avoid plastics and pre-packaged items; wrap foods in wax paper or a handkerchief. Some students bring their lunches in baskets, old coffee cans and handmade cloth bags. Some teachers and parents get together to provide beverages for the students. Some purchase bottled root beer, some bring a large container of lemonade and have the children bring tin cups, and others provide jelly glasses.

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