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B'ville students experience Colonial-era life

The Baldwinsville Central School District held its 27th Annual Colonial Festival for district fourth-graders on May 28 and 29. The festival provided students with an opportunity to try colonial skills and crafts such as candle making, butter making, weaving, tin smithing and toy making. The hands-on approach to history gives students a better perception of what life was like in New York over 200 years ago.

With the help of volunteer Jack Gramlich, Ashley Weaver, left, and Lindsay Guild try tin smithing at the Baldwinsville Central School District's colonial festival. The festival ran for two days at the end of May to accommodate all of the district's fourth-grade students.

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