Children’s activities announced for Peru State Charter Day on June 20

Children’s activities announced for Peru State Charter Day on June 20

May 16, 2017, 11:00 a.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429


Peru, Nebraska – The Peru State College Charter Day Subcommittee has announced a slate of activities for children during the June 20 celebration. Parents are invited to register at

Jason Hogue, director of marketing and communications, writes, “The June 20 events for children will focus on the one-room schoolhouse experience. Our young visitors will learn what school was like in 1867: what games were played, what the students ate for lunch and what was taught.”

“They’ll get a chance to see how things have changed – but also how they have stayed the same. It should be a fun, educational day at Peru State!”

Logo for Peru State College's Sesquicentennial Anniversary.

Logo for Peru State College’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary.

They day will begin at 11:15 a.m. when children will receive period clothes like suspenders, aprons and hats. This will be followed by a traditional schoolhouse start to the day with a flag salute, patriotic song and scripture reading.

Lunch will be served at noon. Students will be served corn bread, cheese, jam sandwiches, fruit, vegetables and cookies.

At 12:30 p.m. a rotation of classes will begin for elementary students. Classes include handwriting; a spelling bee; music; Nebraska Art sponsored by 4-H; ice cream cranking; games (Drop the Hankerchief, Hide and Seek, Blind Man’s Bluff and Who Has the Button?); and a discussion of how classroom rules have changed.

Middle school students will learn about famous Nebraskans. Their activities include interactive handouts and painting a landscape painting.

Classroom time will end at 4:30 p.m. for a snack and music rehearsal. The rehearsal will prepare students for a 5:00 p.m. concert during the evening registration.

A lecture series and other activities planned for June 20 will be announced shortly. More information can be found about Charter Day (June 20), the All-College Reunion (June 15-18) and all Peru State Sesquicentennial Activities at