LEWISBURG, W. Va. (WVVA) – The Greenbrier Historic Society hosted the annual “Free Household Day” on Saturday.
The occasion’s objective is to get youngsters in the neighborhood considering historical past and wholesome habits.
“Free Household Day,” hosted by the Greenbrier Historic Society, supplied history-related crafts and video games.
Brehana Scott, the Advertising Director of Greenbrier Historic Society, mentioned having these occasions is important for getting youngsters in the neighborhood considering historical past and what the museum has to supply.
“I believe that firstly historical past ought to at all times be enjoyable and so the historic video games and crafts are one thing that they are somewhat little bit of enjoyable however in addition they are a studying and a educating alternative,” mentioned Scott. “The video games and crafts that we’re doing at the moment, all relate to displays that we have now inside the home, so hopefully this can be a time to type of get began with these pursuits.”
The occasion doesn’t simply train youngsters about historical past. Nonetheless, it additionally helps set up wholesome habits with a pop-up farmer’s market.
Tommye Rafes, the native grower who runs the marketplace for children, mentioned beginning youngsters with wholesome habits helps make a long-term distinction.
“Effectively West Virginia has the primary incident of diabetes of all of the states in the usa,” mentioned Rafes. “Simply the youngsters age two to 4, sixteen % of that inhabitants in West Virginia is definitely diabetic, so we all know that we are able to make decisions on what we ear and we wish to use meals as a supply of medication and use it as your first step to altering habits and if you wish to make massive adjustments you begin with the youthful children.”
The pop-up market doesn’t simply promote well being, however Scott mentioned it too, teaches about historical past and the settlers who based our nation and state.
“So you realize, after all the unique individuals right here on the land and the Native People after which the pioneers they had been all rising their very own meals proper, in order that’s like an excellent enjoyable tie in to show the children you realize that is nonetheless taking place, we would not be the place we’re with out these individuals who domesticate the land and develop the meals for us,” mentioned Scott.
Saturday’s occasion marks the second yr the historic society has hosted the occasion.
The produce on the pop-up farmer’s market was offered by T.L. Fruits and Greens, the Courthouse Farmer’s Market, Premier Financial institution, and the WVU Extension Service.