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A week as a child of the colonies

Published 11:24 am, Friday, August 15, 2014

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  • Six-year-old Reagan Thom plays hoop-and-stick at the New Canaan Historical Society in New Canaan, Conn., during Colonial Summer Camp on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Photo: Nelson Oliveira / New Canaan News
    Six-year-old Reagan Thom plays hoop-and-stick at the New Canaan Historical Society in New Canaan, Conn., during Colonial Summer Camp on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Photo: Nelson Oliveira

 

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History has come alive this summer at the New Canaan Historical Society, where children are experiencing firsthand life in Colonial times.

Through the 2014 Colonial Summer Camp, children have explored the society's museums, played traditional games, made Colonial and Native American crafts, baked old-fashioned treats, tried stenciling, woodworking, among other activities.

Last week, when the camp's theme was Women in Colonial America, children made yarn dolls, drew silhouettes, cooked, played hoop-and-stick, learned clay sculpture, and joined a number of chores and games that were common in early America.

The camp is for youngsters 5 to 10 and is scheduled to run through Friday, Aug. 15.