HARRIET BEECHER STOWE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL fifth grader Vito Sullivan gets some tips on sewing from former teacher Lisa Nelson on Friday at Old Brunswick Day. DARCIE MOORE / THE TIMES RECORD

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL fifth grader Vito Sullivan gets some tips on sewing from former teacher Lisa Nelson on Friday at Old Brunswick Day. DARCIE MOORE / THE TIMES RECORD

Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School third and fifth graders participated in Old Brunswick Day on Friday, a living history event augmenting students’ history studies. Spearheading the event was fifth-grade teacher Lou Sullivan. Third graders have been studying Brunswick history and fifth graders, colonial times and the American Revolutionary War. Old Brunswick Day was set in the 1770s in the Revolutionary War era. Students produced a 45- minute play about the revolution on Friday and there were several stations set up outside the school that focused on colonial life. Visiting was an apothecary, as well as a wool worker and a blacksmith, and Sullivan worked with students on carpentry projects. “We spent several weeks just learning about these trades,” Sullivan said. Old Brunswick Day was funded largely through a Brunswick Community Education Foundation grant.

OLIVIA HARALSON, a fifth grader at Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School, tries her hand at carpentry. DARCIE MOORE /THE TIMES RECORD

OLIVIA HARALSON, a fifth grader at Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School, tries her hand at carpentry. DARCIE MOORE /THE TIMES RECORD

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL third graders Elizabeth Wright, left, and Aryanna Burns demonstrate how colonial-era women laundered clothes at Old Brunswick Day. DARCIE MOORE / THE TIMES RECORD

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL third graders Elizabeth Wright, left, and Aryanna Burns demonstrates how colonial-era women laundered clothes at Old Brunswick Day. DARCIE MOORE / THE TIMES RECORD

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