Just for Kids
Slifer House Museum
Children's Victorian History Camp
June 18, 2012 – June 22, 2012
Children's Victorian History Camp for children ages 7 through 13 will begin the week-long program with a bang at 9 a.m. Monday, June 18, with cannons fired on Slifer House Museum's front lawn by trained reenactors as part of the program's Civil War encampment. The encampment will allow children to spend the day in the lives of soldiers, as camp attendees will dress in period clothing and travel throughout stations set up in the front yard of the museum to participate in interactive presentations given by 30 to 40 local reenactors on Civil War medicine, food, religion, dances, and games of the war. Tuesday through Friday, two workshops will be held daily, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Children have the opportunity to create Victorian Era arts and crafts and learn about the time through eight workshops. Children may come for one class or attend the entire week, and extended care is available for working parents. For more information and to register children for camp, call the museum.