Discover life in the 1880s. The program starts with a slide show that introduces the redwood industry and the Woodside Store. Then, students explore an old-time country store during an object hunt. Students soon discover that many of the items on the shelves are not found in modern stores.
- Fill customer’s store orders.
- Use a two-man saw to cut redwood and make a shingle.
- Do laundry by hauling water, using a washboard and wringer, and hanging clothes on the line to dry.
- Students will be able to identify what led to the settlement of the area.
- Students will learn the importance of a general store to the life in the community.
- Students can identify ways in which electricity changed the way people live
- To protect the historic site and for better quality of programming, school programs at the Woodside Store are limited to one class per program.
- The school program usually happen rain or shine. Some modification of activities occurs on rainy days. Please note, San Mateo County Parks sometimes close during severe weather.
The Woodside Store school program provides students with with hands-on learning experiences.