By Pat Monahan
We continued the Garden of Fire 2019 theme of movement at the Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes from July 16-19. Addison Youth Center, Corning Youth Center, Hornell Area Concern for Youth and the Salvation Army (Corning) will step back in time to movement in the 1800s. Nothing traveled at the speed of light other than light. Movement consisted of feet on the ground, boats in the water, and the first attempts at air travel using a biplane and a propeller in 1903. Everyone who visits the Heritage Village with the Garden of Fire will have fun with movement in the air, on the land and in the sea. Here is what the kids did during their visit to the Heritage Village;
- Games of the 1800s included outdoor games such as using stilts, playing bocce ball, racing with hoops and sticks, and playing checkers, shut the box and dominoes inside.
- Racin’ on the Water succeeded in pitting one sailboat or a barge against another for a race to the finish line.
- Flyin’ through the air saw us make paper airplanes designed to fly through a hoop in midair and hit a bullseye using different materials to build the plane.
I don’t know what your idea of fun is, but at the Heritage Village we like to try things that you have never done before and have a blast doing it. Kids did exactly that in the 1800s and so can you in 2019.