Living History Days in Red River By Ellen Miller-Goins - October 2, 2015 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Kimberly Ritterhouse (right), who teaches third and fourth grade at Red River Valley Charter School, had her students dress the part during the Red River Historical Society’s Living History Day Monday (Sept. 28) at the Little Red School House Museum. (Photos by Ellen Miller-Goins) Kathy Johnson gets ready to greet students, members of the Red River Historical Society, and anyone who wanted to join the fun. Alex Judycki’s Kindergarten class sings a song to Fritz Davis (left), local historian and owner of the Red River Miner newspaper. With help from wife Judy (left) and a collection he donated to the museum, John Miller teaches local students about the area’s geology. We live in the Questa Caldera, the result of an explosion that blew up Gold Hill, John explains. Sofia West plays the pump organ with coaching from Gail Lowrey. The player piano (back) does not work. Eddie Dry (right) demonstrates gold panning techniques. Rhonda Featherstone (left) and Susan Sphar (right) help students Jake Dugas and Thomas West make pioneer toys out of buttons and yarn. Kayce McDowell Emma Swan Jeff Fagan (left) demonstrates fly fishing techniques. Mike Ritterhouse explains the uses of some of the mining equipment featured on the museum property. Tonya Lewis and Carmen Castillo serve lunch. Teacher Amy Love (right) enjoys lunch with her students. Play time!