Easter Activities – 2017

Join us for a fun and educational weekend at the Frontier Culture Museum. Visitors will learn about Easter traditions from England, Germany, and early America. Some of the activities include decorating traditional Easter Eggs, egg hunts, Easter cooking, games, and watch the burning of the fire wheel in the afternoon on Saturday! *All activities are included with admission but supplies are limited.*General admission prices apply and as always, an annual pass is the best way to experience the wide variety of Easter activities over several days!

Things Not To Miss!

Holy Saturday (4/15)

  • West Africa

    Hot Crossed Buns! Mmmm!

    • Gardening
  • England
    • Baking hot cross buns
    • Egg dying – cochineal and dandelions
    • Cooking lamb
  • Ireland & Forge
    • Blacksmithing
    • Gardening
  • Germany
    • Egg dying with red cabbage: Create designs on dyed eggs by using tallow candle
    • Firewheel at 3:00 PM
  • American Indian

    A Traditional Firewheel in Germany

    • Gardening
    • Games
  • 1740s America
    • Gardening
    • Games
  • 1820’s America
    • Fastnacht cakes – rectangular shaped cakes
    • Egg Dying with onion skins: Scratch carving with a knife or scratching with needles of previously dyed eggs.
  • 1850s America
    • Gardening: Egg carton garden pot – one individual section per child
    • Easter meal – eggs and ham
    • Egg dying with beets
  • Field in front of Schoolhouse
    • Nearby, egg bag decorating station 30 minutes prior to start of hunt
    • Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

      Easter Egg Hunt at 2:00 PM

Easter Sunday (4/16)

  • West Africa
    • Gardening
  • England
    • Egg dying – cochineal and dandelions
  • Ireland & Forge
    • Blacksmithing
    • Gardening
  • Germany

    Making Iron Tools at the Irish Forge

    • Egg dying with red cabbage: Create designs on dyed eggs by using tallow candle
  • American Indian
    • Gardening
    • Games
  • 1740s America
    • Gardening
    • Games
  • 1820’s America
    • Egg Dying with onion skins: Scratch carving with a knife or scratching with needles of previously dyed eggs.
  • 1850s America
    • Gardening: Egg carton garden pot – one individual section per child
    • Easter meal – eggs and ham
    • Egg dying with beets
  • Field in front of Schoolhouse
    • Nearby, egg bag decorating station 30 minutes prior to start of hunt
    • Easter Egg Hunt at 2:00 PM