Colonial life exploration

Coventry - posted Jun, 19 2013

COVENTRY- Travel back to the 18th century at Connecticut Landmarks’ Nathan Hale Homestead for a week of summer fun, Monday July 22 through Friday July 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children ages 8 to 12, have the opportunity to experience a week living as the Hale children did over two hundred years ago in the beautiful setting of our State Hero’s birthplace, engaging in activities such as candle dipping, spinning and weaving. They will also learn about the tasks and chores associated with farming and the crops and animals that were raised on the homestead, and spend a day in a one room school house where quill pens and slates are the writing implements. Other activities include scenic hikes through the Nathan Hale State Forest and a visit to the Nathan Hale cemetery to explore grave markings. At the end of the week, parents will be treated to a special Hale & Hearty hearth-cooked treat made especially for them by their children. Snacks will be provided each day, however, participants should bring a hearty lunch. The cost per child is $150 for the week, $125 for members. Registration is required as space is limited. To register, contact the Nathan Hale Homestead at 860.742.6917 or email hale@ctlandmarks.org.


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