Winter Programs

Thanksgiving: From Festival to FeastThanksgiving

Grades 2-6
November 6 – 10, 13 – 17 & 20 & 21, 2017
9:45 AM- 12:00 PM or 12:45 – 3:00 PM

Trace the evolution of Thanksgiving from the Puritans’ holy day of thanks to today’s Hearth Cooking Picturefamily feast and homecoming. In this active, fast-paced, and multi-sensory program, you’ll discover how Thanksgiving transcended time, place and culture to become the uniquely American holiday we celebrate today. Try some old-fashioned cooking, create harvest crafts, and talk with costumed roleplayers. In small groups guided by a museum educator, find the common themes of this holiday over three centuries: charity, survival, gratitude, national identity, and the celebration of family and community.

Maximum group size per session: 120 students
Price: $12.00 per student/$8.00 per adult chaperone

Registration required.

Thanksgiving: From Festival to Feast Extension Activities

HISTORY ON ICE

Recommended for grades 1 – 12
Dates: December 18, 2017 – February 16, 2018

PCC1During the winter months, Strawbery Banke opens Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond for old-fashioned, wintertime fun!  Now students can experience one of Strawbery Banke’s popular Time Travel Workshops as well as spend some time getting fresh air and exercise at the rink.  Workshops cover a wide range of topics from Colonial Life to the Industrial Revolution.  An indoor space for lunch is provided.

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Cost: $12.00 per student/$8.00 per adult (Cost includes workshop, skating and rentals if needed)
Maximum group size: 80 students per day
NOTE:  Groups can schedule a visit for just skating at $5.00 per person

PRIMARY GRADE TIME TRAVEL WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL TIME TRAVEL WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
Note: Becoming Americans is not available during History on Ice
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL WORKSHOP PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS
Note: Guided Tours are not available during History on Ice

Registration Required

History Explorers: A Journey into Colonial Life

Grades 1 – 3
March 5 – 23, 2018
9:45 AM- 1:00 PM

Making Tooth PowderStep into the past using a book as your time machine!  Hear anHistory Explorers amusing story of a colonial boy’s day in Williamsburg, VA.  Experience his life as you participate in kitchen chores in front of an open hearth, make old-fashioned toothpowder, dress up and simulate a stagecoach ride, and play an 18th-century school game.  Participants will visit two historic homes as they compare and contrast daily life 200 years ago to daily life today.  Topics include health & hygiene, school, entertainments and daily chores.

Maximum group size per day: 120 students
Price: $12.00 per student/$8.00 per adult chaperone

Registration required.