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Homeschool Workshops

Homeschool Hands-on-History Series

Bring your own group to a class that works for you.  Offered to small groups from 8 to 16 students.  Cost is $15 per child.  All materials are provided.  Workshops are booked at least one month in advance. A $75 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your workshop.    Ages: 7 - 12 

 Please use the  Workshop Reservation Request Form to set up your workshop.

Learn through "doing" in these active classes! Dress in period clothing and join us as we
experience life and activities from the mid-19th century.    

Choose 1 of the following for each  2 hour workshop:     

Children's Chores- Carry water with a yoke, wash clothes and experience other chores that were part of the day to day life of children.

Wool Workshop- Clean and card wool, learn to use a drop spindle and make a wool felt project.

Playing in the Past- Make a 19th century toy and play the games and activities that have delighted children for ages.

Food and Fire- Help build and start a fire, churn butter and make biscuits on a stick.

Light the Night-  Make your own candle and learn how they lit the dark in the mid 1800s.