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Old house, young historians

Children learn how coffee was made in the 19th century.

Nancy Rothwell | Submitted Photo

Kindergarteners learn making coffee in the 19th century is nothing like Starbucks.

COLFAX — Thirty-five Colfax kindergarteners descended on Perkins House to learn about history

Five different stations were set inside and outside of the Perkins House to entertain children with the experiences of grinding coffee beans on vintage grinders, slingshots firing ping pong balls, beating rugs with beaters and brooms, and washing clothes in a wash tub.

Teachers Jill Cocking and Andrea Gibb escorted the students from Jennings Elementary School.

Members of the Colfax High School History Club assisted Perkins House volunteers while dressed in vintage costumes.

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