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Noah Webster House To Offer April Vacation Camps

'Sampler of Colonial Life' is one of the April vacation camp offerings. Submitted photo

A series of workshops throughout will be offered in West Hartford during the week of April 13-17.

Submitted by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society

'Sampler of Colonial Life' is one of the April vacation camp offerings. Submitted photo

‘Sampler of Colonial Life’ is one of the April vacation camp offerings. Submitted photo

The Museum offers a series of workshops for kids during April school vacation week. On each day, there will be two 3-hour workshops for kids ages 7-12. Pack a Snack!

The program fee is $25 per child, per workshop, and $20 for museum members. Registration is required.  Call the Education Department at (860) 521-5362 x 14.

Bring a bagged lunch when registering kids for both sessions!

Cancellation Policy:

Requests for refunds (minus a 10 percent processing fee) will be honored up to 1 week before the start of the workshops. Full refunds will be given if the session is cancelled due to under enrollment.

Contact Us:

If you would like more information about these workshops, and other programs, please call the Education Department, or email [email protected]. Also, see our website at www.NoahWebsterHouse.org.


Monday, April 13, 9 a.m. to noon: Make a Terrarium and Birdhouse

Spring has sprung! Grow your own herbs by creating a garden in a jar! Take your terrarium home and watch your garden grow. Paint a pet rock for your garden and make a birdhouse or birdfeeder too!

Monday, April 13, 1 to 4 p.m.: No Sew Pillow Making

Create your own no sew pillow out of material and stuffing. Personalize it with decorations that you make.  Make a change purse or billfold out of felt.

Tuesday, April 14, 9 a.m. to noon: Painting with Sharpies

All you need is a plain ceramic mug, a couple of Sharpie markers, a toasty oven and you have your own personal mug! Enjoy this fun workshop! Later, make your own “calm down jar”  using a jar, glitter, and glue; shake it and enjoy.

Tuesday, April 14, 1 to 4 p.m.: Colonial Shadow Plays

Noah’s New Americans, a colonial history club, will entertain you with their Paul Revere’s Ride Shadow Play. Then create your own shadow play after making silhouette shadow puppets!

Wednesday,  April 15, 9 a.m. to noon: Hearth Cooking

Colonial kids couldn’t just grab a snack from the fridge! Young cooks will use colonial period recipes and cook over an open hearth the old-fashioned way!

Wednesday, April 15, 1 to 4 p.m.: Painted Fabric Silhouettes

Painted fabric silhouettes are a clever and creative way to brighten up your wall! You will use canvas, fabric, paper silhouettes, and paint. Get as creative as you want!

Thursday, April 16, 9 a.m. to noon: Scarf Beading

Create a small scarf or bandana out of material and beads. For both boys and girls!

Thursday, April 16, 1 to 4 p.m.: Learn Dyeing Methods

Learn how dye was made in colonial times, then dye a handkerchief using Sharpie pens!

Friday, April 17, 9 a.m. to noon: Paper Flower Making

Decoupage a jar or vase and make different paper flowers to celebrate the arrival of spring!

Friday, April 17, 1 to 4 p.m. Sampler of Colonial Life

Kids experience first -hand the many sides of Colonial life! They will dress in Colonial costume, tour the historic house, attend a one-room schoolhouse, play Colonial games, learn a Colonial dance and do Colonial chores such as carding wool and processing flax.

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