Hands on History Week

August 3 – 7, 2020 ~ 9:00am – 3:00pm~ $265Mem./$315Non-mem.

Colonial DIY (ages 6 – 9)

Native Americans and early colonists did not have Pinterest, but they knew how to get the things they needed with their own two hands.  Now is your chance to learn how people made incredible things hundreds of years ago without factories and modern technology. Throughout the week, you will have the chance to use the tools and materials from long ago to create your own projects.  From fabric to pottery and birch bark toys to pound cake, you will be amazed at all the things you can do.

Traditional Trades (ages 9 – 12)

Step into the shoes of an 18th-century apprentice and try-out a variety of colonial trades. Create a wooden project with the cooper. Weave a basket. Make a pinch pot.  Try tinsmithing, bookbinding, portrait painting and more! At the end of the week, campers take home a bounty of their own projects, entertaining family and friends with newfound skills and one-of-a-kind playthings.