February Vacation Program

February 21st, 2017 until February 23rd, 2017

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Westport Historical Society will present three fun-filled days during vacation week relating to Presidents’ Day for children ages 6-11. Join us for one, two or all three days. Nicole Carpenter, WHS Education Director, says “This holiday program is a great opportunity for kids to explore history in imaginative ways; examining artifacts, playing old fashioned games, and creating objects that are fun and enjoyable to learn and play with.”

Here are some of the learning activities we have planned this week:

  1. What do you think it is like to be the President of the United States of America? Well known artist Andy Warhol created his own style of portraiture of different presidents, participants will be able to do their own version of a portrait.
  2. George Washington has a rich and vibrant legacy and we will talk about his great adventures as General and President. Our homemade snack will definitely include cherries! We’ll design our own dollar bill and put our face on it. Quarter rubbing is another fun activity to round out our theme of how money is the cornerstone of our economy.
  3. President Abraham Lincoln is someone who you truly want to get to know. His iconic speeches and belief in human justice shaped our nation. We’ll create a stovepipe hat, make penny cut outs and build our very own log cabin out of pretzels and nut butter.

We are pleased to offer these interactive and engaging programs to explore our local and national history with hands-on crafts, games, and special guests who will sure to bring smiles to everyone. Please bring a bag lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday.  On Thursday, Feb 23rd, we have a pizza lunch. Themed snacks will be made each day. Limited registration, so please call (203) 222-1424 to hold your spot.

3 days: $120 members/$150 non-members, Per day fees are: $45 members/$55 non-members,$10 sibling discount