Make your own candle

Windsor - posted Jan, 30 2014

WINDSOR - Tired of dark days and looking for something fun to do with your children or grandchildren during February vacation? On Monday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., (snow date: February 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), come to the Windsor Historical Society Hands-On-History Learning Center to make your very own hand-dipped paraffin candle to take home. Different colors for dipping make each candle unique. The Hands-On-History Learning Center, where children can try on reproduction colonial clothing, try out a child-sized rope bed, or “milk” Flavia the cow, can be enjoyed at the same time. Also on view in the Learning Center is Building Bridges, an exhibition of artworks created by Windsor High School students inspired by Windsor’s historic architecture. When you’re finished candle-dipping and are looking for another fun family activity, craft your own model of a house or freeform artwork. Using the examples provided by the Windsor High School Pre-AP Art Students in their exhibition, families can use toothpicks and marshmallows to create their own three-dimensional art. Cost for this program is $10 per family; $5 per adult; $4 for seniors; $3 for children; and $2 for members. A parent or guardian must accompany their children. The Society is located at 96 Palisado Avenue (Route 159) and is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Call 860-688-3813 or visit for directions to the Society and more information about programs or volunteer opportunities.

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