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story.lead_photo.caption NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF Kerry Jones (left) and Troy Banzhaf show students Tuesday rifles and gear carried by Civil War soldiers. Their talk was part of a living history program for area fourth-grade students at Peel Mansion in Bentonville. The Peel Compton Foundation hosted 1,000 fourth-grade students from area schools who a taking park in hand-on exhibits and programs. Foundation volunteers and mansion staff dressed in 19th century garb to teach the students what life was like in the 1800s.The mansion was built in 1875 by Colonel Samuel West Peel. It is open for viewing and tours Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jones and Banzhaf are both rangers at Pea Ridge National Military Park east of Pea Ridge.

Wednesday's photo gallery includes Campaign Tipoff for the United Way of Northwest Arkansas, story time at the Springdale Public Library and The Peel Compton Foundation hosting 1,000 fourth-grade students at the Peel Mansion to learn about the Civil War era.

To view those images and more visit our gallery below.

NW News on 09/20/2018

Print Headline: Living History at Peel Mansion

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