At The Museum: May 25-31

MAY 25 – 31 :  KID’S WEEK

What was a typical day like for the children of the past? The common chores, past times, and social activities of young people are highlighted throughout the week at the Museum.  Visitors (young folks particularly) are encouraged to participate in lots of activities!

Kids learning about 18th Century Ireland

Kids learning about 18th century Ireland

Highlighted Activities Throughout The Week

Old World

  • 1700’s West African Farm: Music, Games: Okwe, Bow & arrow competition
  • 1600’s English Farm: Wool Processing
  • 1700’s Irish Farm: Weaving & Flax Processing
  • 1700’s German Farm: Music, German language lessons
  • 1700s Irish Forge:  Making door hardware for the Mt Tabor Church exhibit, Andirons,
    Spades, Painting the horse cart

America

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Music on the 1820s American Farm

  • 1700’s Ganatastwi:  Native American Games throughout the day
  • 1740’s American Farm: Games: Stool ball, Trap ball, Maybe toy making
  • 1820’s American Farm:  Music; Gardening
  • 1850’s American Farm: Spring planting & harvesting; Games, Kid’s toys & clothing exhibit
  • Early American School HouseSchoolmaster on duty
  • Mount Tabor Log Church: Finishing work; Exhibit will open on Sunday, June 7

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    Mt Tabor Log Church is nearing completion – exhibit will open on June 7th

Scheduled Activities

Monday (May 25)

  • 1700’s German Farm: Spinning (2:00-4:00)

Tuesday (May 26)

  • 1700’s Irish Farm: Weaving (2:00-4:00)

Wednesday (May 27)

  • 1700’s Irish Farm: Weaving (2:00-4:00)

    Weaving in Ireland

    Weaving in Ireland

Thursday (May 28)

  • 1700’s Irish Farm: Spinning (2:00-4:00)

Friday (May 29)

  • 1820’s American Farm: VA Reel  (3:00)

Saturday (May 30)

  • Early American School House: Schoolmaster teaching 19th Century American School House lessons (1:00-4:00)
  • 1850’s American Farm: Shenandoah Valley Foodways and Games; Also a display of 1850s children’s clothing & toys

Sunday (May 31)

The Schoolmaster teaching a lesson at the Early American School House

The Schoolmaster teaching a lesson at the Early American School House

  • Early American School House:  19th Century American School House lessons
  • 1850’s American Farm: Schoolmaster teaching 19th Century American School House lessons (1:00-4:00)

 

* Want to see it all?  Consider getting an Annual Pass so you can come as often as you wish to see the things that interest you the most!  It pays for itself after just 2 visits.