Feb 052016
 

*Maypole Dance
Photo courtesy of the Old Trails Museum
The Maypole Dance was a tradition for generations in most American elementary schools. Besides dancing around the pole to signal the arrival of spring, children also created baskets that were made by hand and filled with treats to be left on the front porches of friends. These young girls wore crepe paper bonnets and Bo Peep dresses as they performed the Maypole Dance at Winslow’s Washington School in 1931.