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Whimsical Fairy Land
Monday, April 9, 9 a.m. to noon
Kids need magic in their lives. Whimsy, a belief in that which can’t be seen, fairies, elves and gnomes are what makes up the whimsical fairy land they will create.
Make a Rag Rug or Mat
Monday, April 9, 1 pm to 4pm
Colonial children were put to work and play making rugs and mats from strips of cloth. What they don’t finish they take home to complete. All materials provided.
Hearth Cooking I
Tuesday, April 10, 9 a.m. to noon
A child’s favorite. Young cooks will use colonial period recipes such as chowder and apple charlotte and cook over an open hearth the old-fashioned way! (space fills up quickly)
Pop Corn, make Snow Cones
Wednesday, April 11, 9 a.m. to noon
Did you know colonists popped corn over an open fire? No microwave popcorn for them. Make caramel
corn over an open fire and syrup for the snow cones to enjoy with it while playing colonial games.
Paper Flower Making
Wednesday, April 11, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Decoupage a jar or vase and make different paper flowers to celebrate the arrival of spring!
Pizza Making (back by popular demand)
Thursday, April 12, 9 a.m. to noon
Kids love pizza! They love making pizza! They love eating pizza! Make and bake pizza the traditional way in our historic beehive oven, colonial style.
Dream Catcher Workshop
Thursday, April 12, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Create and design your own Dream Catcher and learn its Native American history and uses. Taught by a native West Hartford resident Stephanie Daley. Materials are provided. No experience necessary.
Hearth Cooking II
Friday, April 13, 9 a.m. to noon
A child’s favorite. Young cooks will use colonial recipes and cook over an open hearth the old-fashioned way! (space fills up quickly)
Tussie Mussies and Sachets
Friday, April 13, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Make a Victorian Tussie Mussie out of fragrant flowers to carry with you or to wear. Make a sachet out of fragrant dried herbs and cloth to keep in your drawer so your clothes smell sweet.
The program fee is $25 per child, per workshop ($20 for museum members). Please pack your child a snack and bring a bagged lunch when registering kids for both sessions! Pre-registration is required at (860) 521-5362 x 14
Requests for refunds (minus a 10% processing fee) will be honored up to one (1) week before the start of the workshops. Full refunds will be given if the session is cancelled due to under enrollment.