On Monday November 23rd, the Juniors at Discovery High School visited Hart Square as part of their US History classes. Hart Square, a local treasure, is described as such: “For over forty years, Dr. Robert Hart, a family physician in Hickory, North Carolina, has rescued and restored Carolina life of the nineteenth century, creating in the rolling countryside of Catawba County an entire village – the largest collection of original, historical log structures in the United States. From corn cribs and barns, to houses and chapels, and even a few outhouses, the Hart Square village has preserved over one hundred original structures, all but two originally sited within a sixty mile radius of Hart Square, which is located south of Hickory about twenty minutes by car.”
The students toured cabins, learned about cotton production by witnessing one of 3 working cotton gins in the US, and made corn husk angels. It was an informative and fun trip. Some students even used an outhouse for the first time!