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Young Historians After-School Program

Does your child love history? 
Would your child like to make a part of history come alive?


The Huntington Historical Society is offering an eight-session, hands-on after-school program for children ages 7 to 12.


Each session of this hands-on program will be focused on one colonial project such as weaving on a loom, candle dipping, authentic colonial cooking, wooden toy construction, and visiting the newly renovated Huntington Arsenal!  Participants will be able to wear colonial costumes, play original colonial games, and handle various artifacts that typically are only viewed behind glass displays in museums.  This program will teach your child to truly appreciate colonial life, and by the end of the sessions, your child will have a better understanding of Huntington history and their heritage.  The best part, its non-competitive and fun!

Program Details

Dates:         One session per week for a total of 8 sessions,
                   (note: dates not consecutive)

Location:    The Conklin House and Barn     2 High Street, Huntington, NY  11743

Time:          4:00pm 5:30pm

Fee:            $200.00 for non-members, $160.00 for members

Note:          There will be no reimbursements for missed classes, and the program will not
                   be held on April 11 during school vacation week.

See some of the Activities Below

Carding Wool

Conklin Tour

Limberjack Toys

Churning Butter

Weaving on Looms

Colonial Cooking

Selecting Yarns

Weaving on Looms