The Flowerfield School

Attending 1880s Classes A Right Of Passage For Panhandle Fourth-Graders

 

September 9, 2021

Daria Anderson-Faden

Kimball fourth-graders in the images above and below recently ventured to Flowerfield School for an 1880s educational experience that they won't soon forget.

The Flowerfield School experience has been a right of passage for Panhandle fourth-graders since 1987.

Flowerfield School is part of the Banner County Museum complex located in Harrisburg, just 25 miles north of Kimball. Although the daily scheduling and organization are done by ESU #13 in Scottsbluff, about 30 schools participate in the annual experience. ESU 13 provides objectives, background information for the teachers, and the curriculum for the day-long activity.

Throughout the state of Nebraska, fourth graders study the history of Nebraska, so a day participating in school as it wa...



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