9 years ago

The Tea Party included such treats as tea cakes, cucumber sandwiches and tea; all served appropriately with glass plates and cups. Photo by Dale Moore

The Square House Summer Arts Project wraps up this week in Panhandle where youngsters are learning about what it was like to be a child during the Civil War and in particularly in Texas during that time in history. The children’s fun and learning experience included hands-on crafting and cooking with instructors Sandy Poteet, Joy Shadid, Viola Moore and Mary Fulce.

Some of the experiences included the crafting of homemade marbles, a rag doll, leatherwork, hats, and the making of many different types of food stuffs from tea cakes to jerky – all done in the fashion of the times during the Civil War period of history.