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Mitchell House Junior Historians This Summer

6 Mar 2017, 16:27 UTC
Mitchell House Junior Historians This Summer

If you have someone in your life aged 7-11 who loves history, crafts, Maria Mitchell, and a fun way to role those all into one then the Mitchell House summer programs are for them!
I post here a short video of our “Keep the Lights Burning” class taken this past August with our fabulous Mitchell House summer intern, Nikki Lohr, leading the class.  The class learns about life before electricity, does a little tinsmithing, and creates a candle for their tin “lantern.”  (This particular class in 2016 turned out to be all girls!  Appropriate for Women’s History Month, no?  Girl power!  We do get plenty of boys if you are wondering.) Classes are twice a week for two hours.  It’s a great way to have your child spend their morning learning while allowing them the freedom of summer to head to the beach in the afternoon.  You can sign your child up for one or for all six.  Classes are in July and repeat in August.  We will also be hosting our ever-popular “Family Sailors’ Valentine” https://www.mariamitchell.org/learn-discover/family-programs
classes again, as well as the new “Mitchell House at Night” https://www.mariamitchell.org/learn-discover/family-programs
class that we held for the first time ever last year.  It was a lot of fun!
Mitchell House classes can be found at: https://www.mariamitchell.org/learn-discover/junior-historians

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