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.
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
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.