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Summer Youth Programs

Join us for learning and fun this summer at Storrowton Village! REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 3, 2020.

Payment currently accepted by check or via credit card at the Museum Office. Online payment will be available March 2.

Questions? Please call 413-205-5051 or email Storrow@TheBigE.com.


Early American Summer Programs

EARLY AMERICAN SUMMER PROGRAMS
July 20-23, 2020

Early American Summer Programs combine 19th century history with 21st century fun! Designed for ages 7-12, all sessions give children who have completed grades 1-5 a glimpse into the museum’s historical spaces and an opportunity to do themed craft projects.

Toys & Games - July 20, 9am - 12pm
Kids living on a farm during the 19th century did a lot of hard work but they also made time to play. Have fun like they would have and make early New England-inspired toys to take home, like marble tracks and marshmallow catapults.
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Nature, Art & Native American Life
- July 20, 12:30pm - 3:30pm Native Americans celebrate earth, nature and the change of seasons. Learn from a Native American teacher, visit the Village gardens and plant-a-seed activity to take home, make coil pottery, and end the afternoon with a shaved ice treat.
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19th Century Stage - July 21, 9am - 3:30pm
Love to put on a show? This full-day program helps kids become 19th century entertainers. Dress in costume, attend a Cactus Head Puppets workshop, make musical instruments, sing songs and dance, and end the day with a short performance for family and friends.
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Homesteading - July 22, 9am - 12pm
Discover 19th century life on the homestead. Get a taste of how Johnny Cakes were made over the hearth fire, learn how to churn butter and weave baskets, and meet goats that would have lived on the family farm with you.
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Archaeology
- July 22, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
The field of archaeology evolved into a subject many people wanted to study during the 19th century. Learn its historical roots, make your own artifact tool kit, then use the scientific method as a guide to complete your very own archaeological dig.
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S.T.E.A.M. Day - July 23, 9am - 3:30pm
This full-day program combines 21st century concepts with 19th century fun for a day packed with all things S.T.E.A.M. From science in the kitchen to engineering toy boats, creating kaleidoscopes and dipping candles, this day finishes with a test of skills and annual tradition during Storrowton's Narrow Sea Regatta boat race.
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Program Details

Children can attend all four days for $185, a single full day for $60 or a half-day session for $40. Pick two half-day sessions for $60.

Each session must have a minimum of 10 children registered by 7/9/20 to run. Maximum session size caps at 30 children.

Children will not be costumed in 19th century garb as they were in past summer programs at Storrowton. The only session requiring costumes is the 19th Century Stage session.

Enrollment is not complete until payment in full is received. Your space will not be held without payment. If a session does not reach minimum enrollment, registration can be transferred to another session with available space or a full refund will be issued. No other refunds will be issued. If a child is not able to attend for an extenuating reason, enrollment may be transferred to another program or participant. Refunds will be mailed to the address on file and may take up to three weeks to process.


TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

TEEN LEADER WORKSHOPS
July 6-9 from 9am - 3:30pm

Storrowton’s Teen Leader Workshops are a place where youth ages 14-18 (completed grades 8-12) can experience 19th century trades in a hands-on setting for blacksmithing, textiles, cooking, and S.T.E.A.M. activities. This program shows how these trades are still applicable in the 21st century and offers ways to continue exploring after the workshops wrap. All sessions are taught by experienced historical instructors and include time to meet a leader in the 21st century version of the field.

  • Blacksmithing
    Safety, basics and hook-making
  • Textile Artistry
    Sewing, weaving and spinning
  • Open Hearth Cooking
    Safety, basics, meal-prep and food sourcing
  • 19th Century S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Inventions & Exploration
    Working with gears and pulleys, build a catapult and explore anthropological archaeology

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TEEN LEADER TRAINING WEEK
July 13-16 from 9am - 3:30pm

Leader Training Week gives skills and training to be a counselor at Storrowton’s EASP, taking place July 20-23. This program combines 21st century hard and soft skills then translates them to life outside of the Village. Teens will meet mentor leaders in our community who have once participated in youth opportunities at Eastern States Exposition. This program is open to 2020 Storrowton Teen Workshop participants and those who have participated in previous years.

Program Details

Students interested to take Teen Leader Workshops without Teen Leader Training Week can attend full day sessions for $250 or a half day session for $150.

Enroll in Teen Leader Workshops for free by signing up for two sessions and committing to Teen Leader Training Week to become a counselor for Storrowton’s Early American Summer Programs.

All sessions must have a minimum of four participants registered by 6/25/20 to run. Maximum session size caps at seven participants.

Enrollment is not complete until payment in full is received. Your space will not be held without payment. If opting for the free training, your enrollment will be complete once you are contacted by the Village director to review the program and time commitment. If a session does not reach minimum enrollment, registration can be transferred to another session with available space or a full refund will be issued. No other refunds will be issued. If a child is not able to attend for an extenuating reason, enrollment may be transferred to another program or participant. Refunds will be mailed to the address on file and may take up to three weeks to process.


Questions? Please call 413-205-5051 or email Storrow@TheBigE.com.
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