This summer at the Homestead, we will be introducing young learners to what life was like as a Colonial settler with our Homestead History Program. This pilot program will be a “trip back in time” immersion in hands-on exploration and learning about life in the 18th century.
This immersive program is one week long, from 9 to 12:30 daily. The program is offered for ages 7-12 and cost is $200 per child:
- June 27 - July1
- July 11 - 15
- August 1 - 5
On Friday, families are invited to share in the experience while their children offer them a tour, a short demonstration of skills mastered, and delicious refreshments.
Activities may include :
- Learn to write with a quill pen and make their own ink
- Learn about cooking over an open hearth
- Develop skills in making textiles, including wool carding and spinning, weaving nets, etc.
- All about water! Experience dowsing techniques, haul water for cleaning and cooking, do laundry without modern technology.
- Learn about 18th century games, and how to play them.
- Develop skills in homestead crafts and use those skills to create things that they can take home.
For more information and to sign up, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org