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Learn, play and unplug at Storrowton Village Museum’s Early American Summer Days program for ages 7-12. Our unique hands-on approach to history will help 21st century children learn what it was like to be a kid in the 1800s. Register online or stop into the Museum Office to register in person.

Session 1: July 29 to August 2, 2019


Day Camp - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Extended Day - 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Day Camp - $200/week
Extended Day Option - $20/week

This session will includes a visit to the blacksmith shop to learn about science and chances to explore the Village on a geometry walk and via scavenger hunt. Imagination will be encouraged through creative writing in hand-decorated journals or during activities like pottery, printmaking and mosaics. Children will learn about “old timey” homesteading activities -- such as hearth cooking, butter churning, candle dipping, seed planting, yarn craft and weaving – and make connections to how these jobs are still done today.

19th century clothing will be provided for children to immerse themselves in a realistic experience. All sessions end with a chance for kids to share their experiences with family and friends. On the last day, loved ones are welcome to watch children perform skits onstage, admire original creations and newly learned skills from the week, and take guided tours of our historic Village. Special program visitors will be announced closer to the program dates.


Print out and complete the forms below. Forms must be completed by July 19, 2019 and returned to:

Jackie Sullivan
Storrowton Village Museum
1305 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, MA 01089

Forms can be mailed, faxed or dropped off with payment at the museum administrative office in The Phillip's House.

Need help?

Have a question or need assistance with registration? Call 413-205-5051. Please note that registrations may not be taken over the telephone.

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