Kids learning about the 1800s at Audubon Acres Pioneer event

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- Audubon Acres takes a journey back to the 1800s to show if times were simpler.

Loading and firing a gun three or maybe 4 times a minute. Plus kids learn what’s chores they would have had to do around the house.

“Seeing the expression when the kids, Their minds are kind of blown and how early they had to rise at 4 o’clock in the morning,” said teacher Christy Magboo.

“To see the kids learn from each different station and see what life was like in the 1800s,” said Jessica Whitehorn.

Elijah and his mom Kelly Moore went from station to station learning how tough life could be and what you don’t see nowadays.

“Either seeing the rock, the rock where you crack the nuts, or the trail. The “nutting” stone is very cool, she said it’s about 500 years old,” said Kelly and Elijah.

Teachers also got in on the festivities and uses Pioneer Day to add to in the classroom lessons.

“It takes what they’ve been reading about their textbooks and now they can actually experience it. Most of the hands-on, a lot of the crafts they actually got to make the dolls. The experience in the cabin to see dark it was in there without electricity and just a few lamps. These kids are used to technology and video games to see what the cabin was like what is especially neat,” said Magboo.

The event will continue Friday and Saturday from 9 am until 1 pm.

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