New after school programs at New Canaan Historical Society
Updated 4:41 pm, Friday, September 16, 2011
This year, the New Canaan Historical Society introduces two new after school programs.
History Hour is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 5, and will include a story, an activity, and a colonial-inspired snack during each session. "Colonial Club" is open to boys and girls in kindergarten through second grades, and will offer age-appropriate crafts, baking and other unique projects.
Over the course of 10 sessions, children in both of these programs will have the chance to visit the New Canaan Historical Society's museums, play colonial games on its grounds, dress up as school children and have lessons in the 18th century one-room school house, make crafts to bring home, visit the garden, cook with the same foods and ingredients used long ago, preserve and dry foods and more.
History Hour will take place once a week, and sign up is for Mondays or Wednesdays. The cost for History Hour is $225 for members or $245 for non-members. Colonial Club will take place on Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $235 for members or $255 for non-members. Participants can also sign up for individual days. Programs will run from mid/late September to early/mid December and will be held at the historical society's 1764 Hanford-Silliman House Museum, 33 Oenoke Ridge. Call 203-966-1776 or visit nchistory.org.