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Kids experience earlier times
Visitors will learn about farm life and making homemade ice cream Saturday at the “Back When I Was A Kid” program at McDaniel Farm.

In celebration of National Grandparents Day this weekend, the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center invites residents to step back in time and discover family history.

Visitors may taste homemade ice cream and explore the 1930s heritage farm at the “Back When I Was A Kid” program from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 7, at McDaniel Farm, at 3251 McDaniel Road in Duluth.

“This is a special program for families, especially grandparents and grandchildren,” said Jason West, GEHC director of programming and development. “Visitors can enjoy a tour of McDaniel Farm and learn about the types of fun their grandparents experienced as kids.”

Participants may examine tools and technology from Gwinnett’s early farming days, eat homemade ice cream, create a family scrapbook and listen to stories about life when their grandparents were children.

Program fees range from $8 to $5 per person. Children ages 2 and younger are free. Participants must preregister and pay online at

For more information about this event, McDaniel Farm and/or the GEHC, please visit

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