School children from Girard and Liberty are learning about local history thanks to the Girard Historical Society.

Students learned about blacksmithing, gardening, and housekeeping at the Barnhisel House in Girard.

The 1840s mansion is the site of the society’s annual Pioneer Days.

Students from St. Rose, Girard and Liberty schools visited this week.

Girard Historical Society spokesperson Shirley Hunter said the kids come away with an idea of how people went through day to day life in the past.

“Local history, American history, they are learning about herbs, they are learning about how people cooked way back then. They could not go to the store for their seasonings, they had to grow them. They are learning how people lived,” Hunter said.

The Barnhisel House is open the second and fourth Sunday of every month through November. Admission is $5 for adults.