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Huntington farm museum offers ‘way back’ days

Herald-Dispatch photo by Sholten Singer Audy Perry, center, throws bread into the creek as 8-year-old Max Harrison, left, and 9-year-old Max Clark attempt to catch fish during Way Back Wednesday at Heritage Farm Museum & Village on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Huntington.
Herald-Dispatch photo by Sholten Singer
Audy Perry, center, throws bread into the creek as 8-year-old Max Harrison, left, and 9-year-old Max Clark attempt to catch fish during Way Back Wednesday at Heritage Farm Museum & Village on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Huntington.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The only thing on the schedule at Heritage Farm Museum & Village Wednesday was good old fashioned fun for the farm’s third installation of Way Back Wednesday.

The event brought out nine kids who got hands-on lessons about what life was like in the United States more than a century before they were born.

The Way Back Wednesdays have taken place each Wednesday this month, and each day provides participants with the opportunity to explore everything the village and the area’s history has to offer, said Becky Crouch, director of education at Heritage Farm.

“We want to help children experience the way life may have been maybe a century ago and get them in the outdoors,” Crouch said. “Even with something like spinning yarn, they may not decide to do spinning in their own lives, but they will at least know where it came from when they have a nice warm jacket or sweater…

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