Thu, Dec 02|
American Revolution at Riley's Farm - Yucaipa, Ca
The struggle for independence is more than charts, trends, and abstract academic theories. It is the story of what Patrick Henry labeled “wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty!” Re-live that great struggle with us and bring the American Revolution alive!
Time & Location
Dec 02, 2021, 9:45 AM – 2:00 PM
Riley's Farm, 12261 Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa, CA 92399, USA
About the event
This field trip aligns with Celebration Education’s Crafting a Country theme for this school year, however all homeschool families are welcome to attend.
The day of our event please check in with Windi Eklund near the Admissions house at 9:45 am for our 10:00 am start time. If you need to reach Windi please text her cell phone at 714-310-2213.
The trip costs $23.00 per person aged 3 and up. (Includes a service fee to help cover the costs associated to running the event sign-ups.) Please check your calendar for scheduling conflicts before signing up, we can not offer any refunds once orders are placed.
Directions on how to get to Riley’s Farm, we will meet at the Colonial Chesterfield at Riley’s Farm.
Please see the map to locate the nearest parking lot.
Educational workshops that we will explore during our 4- hour field trip experience:
Tour content may vary
The Stamp Act In 1765, King George the III levied a tax upon the American Colonists known as the Stamp Act; a fee to be paid on every form of printed document. Decide where you stand as an American. Will you pay your tax or stand firm against the Tax collector Andrew Oliver? “No Taxation without Representation!”
The Admiralty Court
Experience the injustes of the meritime Admiralty Court led by loyalist judge Robert Auchmooty. Students will be put on trial for smuggling, and attempt to win their freedom before a kingsman who acts as judge, jury and prosecution.
The Quartering Act King George ordered the Colonists to surrender their homes to British Regulars whenever called upon. Americans would have to house and feed the soldiers under the Quartering Act law, even if they had to temporarily live elsewhere. You may even witness firsthand the type of illegal search of private quarters that gave rise to our Fourth Amendment!
A Well Regulated Militia Fall in line and learn to march, turn, and fire your musket as a enlistee into the township militia. This training may prove useful if the Regulars intend on attacking the township!
The Blacksmith Learning the trade of a Blacksmith entailed committing to a seven-year apprenticeship. What how iron was forged into useful tools, or how pewter was transformed from molten metal to toy soldiers.
18th Century Games “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Experience various games children would play during the 18th century. Try your hand at Trapball, Hoop and Stick, the Game of Graces, and more!
Etiquette As a young boy, not yet sixteen years of age, George Washington copied out a set of instructions regarding proper social behavior in a book he titled, ‘The Rules Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation.” Learn the proper way to conduct yourself in the atmosphere of 18th century social protocol.
Weaving After England announced its intention to govern in various avenues in American living, King George took an investment in cloth. Many Colonists took to a patriotic stance to refuse trade with English broadcloth.
Other helpful details about Riley's Farm:
Can we buy food?
There is on site food at the Bakery and Restaurant which can be ordered or purchased throughout the day. A “soldier’s ration” of cornbread and beef jerky is normally provided. You are welcome to pre-purchase at the link below or you can order when you arrive but there may be a large line.
Place orders here: https://store.rileysfarm.com/bakery-2/
Can we bring our own lunch?
You may bring your own lunch, as the ration provided is modest.
This ticket is for children ages 3 to 17.
This ticket is for adults ages 18 and up.