Hands-On History


On a rainy day in downtown York, a full workshop of kids huddled in the tiny summer kitchen of the Golden Plough Tavern, mixing flour and sugar, smelling the scents of cinnamon and cloves, and working in dim light with nary an electronic device in sight. Guided and encouraged by teachers in Colonial dress, they rolled and shaped the dough on rough wooden tables, not granite countertops. But their giggles and grins were proof positive that immersing children in history at a young age, and in terms they can understand, makes all the difference.

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