State History

Skytop Lodge in the Poconos

Me, my mom and brother went to Skytop lodge for three days for my moms birthday in February. They have so much to do there they have a ski and snowboard mountain, tubing, ice skating, arcade, cross country skiing, a outdoor shooting range, and a pool. On our first day we went tubing in the … Read More

Earth Day Education and Volunteer Event at Snipes Farm

We went to Snipes Farm for a special Earth day event.  We saw a bunch of animals and helped build a new bunny enclosure.  We took a tour of the farm and learned what they grow there and how they keep the deer out.  I got to feed goats but they weren’t hungry though. I … Read More

my trip to the Pennsylvania capitol

I went on a trip to the state capitol. I took a tour and learned about the building, tiles, Senate room, House room and more.         Tiles: I saw the tiles in the lobby and they looked very familiar, so, I asked our tour guide where they were from. She said they … Read More

The Old Barracks

I visited the Old Barracks in Trenton, NJ.  The Old Barracks was built during the French and Indian War.  It was used to house British soldiers because before that people had to let the soldiers sleep in their homes.  They did not like that so the state built this building for them.  During the Revolution, soldiers came there to … Read More

Pennsbury Manor Homeschool Day

Pennsbury Manor is William Penn’s home.  He was the founder of Pennsylvania.  The word Pennsylvania actually means Penn’s Woods.  William Penn was known as a peaceful man and was very tolerant towards different ethnicities and religions.  His dream was to have lots of different types of people settled in Pennsylvania.  All of the other colonies … Read More

Washington’s Crossing and Bowman’s Tower

I visited Washington’s Crossing Park and Bowman’s Tower.  This park is where Washington Crossed the Delaware River on Christmas morning to surprise the British troops.  It is a famous spot for the Revolutionary War.  I also went to Bowman’s Hill Tower.  This is where a tower was built to remember Washington’s Crossing.  Bowman’s Hill is the … Read More

The US Constitution

I have a copy of the Constitution, not the original copy, but a copy from a time when I visited the old Barracks in Trenton, NJ. The Constitution was written after the Declaration of Independence.  The Declaration came first in 1776, and the Constitution came next in 1787.  It was signed in Philadelphia at Independence which I … Read More

My 12 week Pottery Class at Tyler State Park

I participated in a pottery class for 12 weeks. The class was at the Earth Pottery Center, Tyler State Park. My grandma took me to the pottery classes. we started with hand building before we started with wheel. For all the projects we started with 2 pounds of clay, apparently that is a manageable amount … Read More

My trip to the Mercer Museum

I went to the Henry Chapman Mercer Museum with my Grandmom.  Here are some things that I learned about Henry Mercer: his family was very rich he was never married he went to school to be a lawyer he became an archeologist later he started to make decorative tiles The Fonthill Castle was his home.  All … Read More