Saturdays, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 1, and April 26; 2pm
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Day of Thanksgiving Proclamation. Come discover what Thanksgiving food and festivities looked like in colonial times, Lincoln's times, and our own. After exploring artifacts and images of Thanksgiving history, participants will make their own mini apple pies with an assortment of historical and present-day flavors.
Dress up like your favorite historical character and come to where curious kids celebrate Halloween! Meet the headless horseman, listen to Gilded Age ghost stories, visit fortune tellers, and taste test historic candy. Special musical performances of Haunted History Tales by master spooky storyteller, Jonathan Kruk, will entertain families throughout the evening.
What burning questions do you have about the Civil War? Kids and dads (and moms) join renowned scholar Harold Holzer and ask them all! Mr. Holzer will engage young historians in a thoughtful conversation about a wide range of topic—battles, Abraham Lincoln, slavery, soldiers—whatever you would like to ask him. What did soldiers eat while on the march? How did “Stonewall” Jackson get his nickname? What was “Bloody Kansas”? Did brothers and cousins really fight each other?
This program is a perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day for both adult and kid Civil War fans.
Coyote is both a clown and a teacher on a humorous journey of deceit and adventure! The audience will be immersed in the culture and story of Coyote, whose exploits are recounted among many North American Indian Nations.
Coyote’s Dance, with music by Ulali and Roderick Jackson, is performed in native influenced costumes, headdresses and a lively mixture of movement styles. The dance-play expresses the remarkable vitality of the cultures to which these stories belong. Coyote’s Dance is excellent for all ages.
Monday, February 18, 2013 12 – 4 pm
Free with Museum admission
Chocolate was not always sold as a candy bar! See, smell, and taste colonial hot chocolate—watch as American Heritage Chocolate® educators grind cocoa beans, add spices like red pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon, and heat up hot chocolate to taste. Don’t forget to get your own to bring home!