Children can immerse themselves in late 18th century living during the Hands on History Day Camp at the Bradford House Museum.
Geared toward students who have completed third, fourth or fifth grades, the camp teaches children about the 1790s through crafts, games, food, and lessons and interactions with reenactors who provide living history experiences. During the five-day camp, students will be provided with period clothing to wear.
This year’s theme is “Defending the Frontier,” from the perspectives of the militia men on the march and of the women who protected families and homes in their absence. The program was created and presented by a team of experienced teachers who are now docents at the museum.
Registration is now open for the camp, which runs from Monday, Aug. 7 through Friday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Cost is $100 per child, and enrollment is limited. To sign up, visit www.bradfordhouse.org/events/hands-on-history-day-camp or Eventbrite at HandsonHistoryDayCamp.eventbrite.com.
The Bradford House Museum, a National Historic Landmark, is located at 175 S. Main St., Washington.
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