Experience a week of fun this summer at August Adventures at the Connecticut Historical Society! This summer program gives kids ages 5-10 the opportunity to uncover the past through exploration and discovery. Interactive exhibits, games, crafts, artifacts, and other hands-on activities all come together to make history come alive at August Adventures.
Children in the summer program will:
- Try out jobs and other activities from long ago
- Investigate historic artifacts
- Make daily crafts
- Play games
- Explore the museum
- Have fun!
We’re offering two programs for Summer 2017
Time Travelers Program (Ages 5–7)
August 21, 23, 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come along as we travel through Connecticut’s past – and imagine its future. By exploring our interactive exhibits, trying out jobs, playing games, making crafts, and examining artifacts, campers will use all of their senses to learn about life long ago. Activities will include building a model wigwam, dressing up like a colonial kid, making a recipe from early America, laying bricks in a growing Connecticut city, and designing a vehicle of the future. Join in our adventures as we travel through time this August!
$90 CHS Members; $120 non-members
History Detectives Program (Ages 7–10)
August 14-18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Calling all detectives! We need your help to investigate curious clues and discover the fascinating people, events, and objects that make CT history come alive! Who were Nathan Hale and Prudence Crandall and what is their connection to our state? Where did submarines come from? How did enslaved Connecticut men and women escape to freedom? And what secrets are hiding in historic maps? Discover the answers to these mysteries and many more through crafts, games, artifact investigation, and other hands-on activities that will bring the adventures to life!