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Colonial Cooking and Playtime
Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
10:00 am-3:00 pm
972 Main Street South Glastonbury
Journey Back to the 18th Century - Prepare and Enjoy a Colonial Meal
in One of the Largest Known Period Fire Places in Connecticut
Unplug your kids this April vacation for a unique and fun day in South Glastonbury. Bring them to a hands-on cooking class to prepare and enjoy an authentic colonial meal. Children ages 8-14 are invited to experience life as a colonial child, cooking over the coals of the state’s largest colonial hearth. Our young cooks will use the museum’s early American utensils including hand- made bowls, rolling pins and wooden whisks. They will be preparing a favorite dish of Thomas Jefferson, macaroni and cheese, made from a recipe he brought back from France.
Leading this hands-on cooking class will be HSG curator Lin Scarduzio. She’ll be dressed in her colonial best portraying Jerusha Welles, wife of original owner of the 1755 Connecticut Valley River mansion, known today as the Welles-Shipman-Ward House.
Playtime follows lunch. There will be sack races, relay races and tug of war -known as “English and French.” The children will also play with colonial toys; ball and cup, rolling hoops, Jacob’s Ladder and the Game of Graces. The ever-popular stilts will be available for the children to use and enjoy.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your child join in this always popular and exciting day of colonial living. Advance registration for this event is required. Space is limited. Please call 860.633.6890 to reserve a spot today.