You betcha it’s going to be fun: Hay Lake Day Celebration features one-room school, log house

Photo courtesy of WCHS
The Hay Lake School Museum in Scandia hosts the annual Hay Lake Day Celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Among the attractions at the free event is a performance by the Scandia Community Band. The museum is at the corner of County Road 3 and Old Marine Trail North south of Scandia.

SCANDIA — The Washington County Historical Society’s Hay Lake School Museum hosts its annual Hay Lake Day Celebration from noon to 4 p.m.

The event celebrates one of the finest rural, one-room schoolhouses in the county. Visitors can see how pioneer Swedish children went to school, how they were taught and games they played more than a century ago. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the festivities.

The event is free and all ages are welcome to attend. There will be Swedish and other traditional craft vendors, live music by the Scandia Community Band, a bake sale, food and drink for sale, raffle drawings and free tours of both the school and the Johannes Erickson Log Home.

Kids can come dressed in their best pioneer outfit for a chance to win a prize or they can play a game of jacks, jump rope or other activities students did during recess when the school had eight grades of children running about.

Both the Hay Lake School and the Johannes Erickson Log Home are on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum complex is on the corner of County Road 3 and Old Marine Trail North south of Scandia.

Call the WCHS at 651-439-5956 or the Hay Lake Museum Complex at 651-433-4014 for more information. You can also visit www.wchsmn.org or find the Washington County Historical Society on Facebook.

 

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