A Week in the Life of an Early American Child Summer Program
The Haddam Historical Society is pleased to announce its eighth annual “ AWeek in the Life of an Early American Child,” a program for girls and boys ages 8-12. To accommodate the late end to the school year and the July 4 th holiday, please note that the dates fall within two weeks. This year the program will take place from Friday, June 28 to Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
Students will travel back in time to the year 1830 and spend the week with Mrs. Thankful Arnold. All activities take place at the Thankful Arnold House Museum in Haddam, and they include caring for farm animals; carding, spinning and felting wool; writing with a quill pen; making butter; baking; playing with Colonial toys and games, and even dancing!
The fee is $139 for the four days. June 28, July 1 and July 2 will be half-day sessions (9 am to noon), and July 3 will be a full day session (9 am to 3 pm). For questions, contact Sarah Neal, Education Coordinator, The Haddam Historical Society, at email@example.com or call 860 345-2400.
2013 Badges Offered at
The Haddam Historical Society
For Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts
Brownie: It’s Your Planet – Love It! Wonders of Water
Explore the life of the Arnold family and see just how green a family living in Connecticut 200 years ago was! Brownies will learn that reduce, reuse, and recycle themes are not so new, and they will apply some of their discoveries to their own life.
Junior Girl Scout: It’s Your Planet – Love it! Get Moving
Visit one of Connecticut’s Historic Gardens at the Thankful Arnold House in Haddam and learn what plants the Arnold family grew as well as how, where, and why. Make a mini herb garden that you will take home and plant in your own yard! This program is offered May-June and September-October.
Each badge will be offered in two 60 minute sessions. One session will be held at the Thankful Arnold House Museum in Haddam, and the other at the troop’s regular meeting location. The Haddam Historical Society’s Education Coordinator will lead both sessions. The fee for both sessions is $12 per girl, with a minimum of 6 scouts per troop. One leader/chaperone (no charge) is requested for every six girls. For further information and to sign up your troop, please contact Sarah Neal at the Haddam Historical Society at 860 345-2400 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information on the Haddam Historical Society, see the website at www.haddamhistory.org.
For further information, contact: Sarah Neal, Education Director at the Haddam Historical Society. (860) 345-2400; email@example.com
No Longer Available due to Regional District 17 Transportation Issues
April to June
History of Your Town
1. Students take part in a Haddam or Killingworth History Scavenger Hunt. They search for local historical riches, such as examples of houses, churches, schoolhouses, graves, stone walls, signs of transportation, even trees dating to the 18 th and 19 th centuries. A coordinator from the Haddam Historical Society will introduce this activity and its guidelines to the class.
Curriculum connection : Social Studies: Communities of yesterday: familiarity with the history of local community, use and creation of time lines.
Haddam Center Tour
2. Students visit six sites relating to Haddam history and government. The Thankful Arnold House, Courthouse Green, The Ancient Burial Yard, and Brainerd Academy all reveal pieces of Haddam’s past. At the Town Office Building students learn about Haddam’s present. Curriculum connection: Social Studies - Community Government and Services: job of the Board of Selectmen, what a town meeting is; Communities of yesterday and today: familiarity with history of local community.
No Longer Availabe due to Regional District 17 Transportation Issues
March & April
Life in an Early American Home
Girls and boys of today discover how different their roles were in the Early America. Girls stitch a mini-sampler and realize the importance of their domestic skills. Boys make a kite and learn how many chores outside the home depended on them. Curriculum connection: Social Studies - General Geography: regions of the US; use and creation of time line; New England Colonies and Revolutionary War (home life).
To request an educational brochure or register for a program, please contact Sarah Neal, coordinator of the
Education Programs at the Haddam Historical Society 345-4972 or firstname.lastname@example.org