Kids to learn about early 20th-century life
SHELTON - Just when you are looking for more things to occupy your children during the
summer, Shelton Historical Society offers Adventures in History, its enrichment program for
children ages 7-12.
It will be held 9 a.m.- noon Aug. 12-16, at the Shelton History Center complex, 70 Ripton Road.
Disguised among playing forgotten games, creating useful objects using simple tools, and concocting wholesome snacks from fresh ingredients, participants will learn lessons about how life was during the early years of the 1900s.
“In this age when kids spend much of their leisure time with electronic games and devices, we hope to reintroduce them to outdoor fun spent with others and an appreciation for the conveniences that they might take for granted,” said Ellen Kolesk, Shelton Historical Society librarian and an organizer of the program.
Cost of the program is $135 a child for non-members, and $100 a child for Shelton Historical Society members.
Registration is limited. Forms are available at www.sheltonhistoricalsociety.org or at the Plumb Memorial and Huntington Branch Libraries.
Aug. 5 is registration deadline.
There are six historic 19th-century buildings, including the Brownson House, the Trap Fall School, and the Wilson Barn, that comprise Shelton History Center, one-half mile north of the Huntington Green.
Shelton Historical Society personnel staff the facility and its research library, and care for its collections part-time or by appointment.
Children who participate in Adventures in History will become familiar with all the buildings as they make comparisons between their experiences and those of their ancestors.
They just might have some old-fashioned fun while they do.
This information is taken from a press release from Shelton Historical Society.
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