Please see below for brief station descriptors to help you decide which station will be the best fit for you. The training videos will provide you with in depth information.
Wagon: You will discuss aspects of the journey west, what to pack and why, students will pack and unpack the wagon. There are pioneer games the students can play while at your station.
Spinning & Weaving: Students will practice weaving on looms. The looms will already be set up when you arrive in the morning. You will talk about the importance of the craft, and demonstrate weaving, then assist students as they each weave a few rows. You will demonstrate spinning using wool & stick spinners, then students can experiment with spinning.
Laundry: You will discuss laundry, how soap was made and pioneer clothing.
Bakery INSIDE: Inside bakers are in charge of assisting students in making bread dough, cinammon rolls and cookies. Recipes and a schedule will be provided.
Bakery OUTSIDE: You will discuss fire safety, demonstrate fire starting, bake bread, cinammon rolls, and cookies. You will also assist students in churning butter.
Trapper: You will talk about the importance of the fur trade, the station has various examples of furs and traps. You will explain how and why they were used.
Vaquero: You will share information on the importance and uses of cattle, students will stamp leather disks and practice lassoing.
Rope Making: You will assist students in making a length of rope using the tools provided.
Candle Making: Students will take turns dipping wick into hot wax in order to make candles.
Kitchen: You will be in charge of preparing lunch and cooking dinner. You will discuss foods available at the fort in the 1840s. Students will be practicing slicing and chopping vegetables. This station will be managed by an experienced lead. Recipes and a schedule will be provided.
Please note: Period clothing is not allowed at the fort.