Down through the ages, animals have shaped our history by being source of food, clothing, transportation, labor and companionship. Discover how prehistoric giant mastodons to tiny termites, shape and reflect Concord’s and our nation’s history during April School Vacation Week -Tuesday, April 16 through Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Concord Museum.
Get out your binoculars! Each day families will be invited to go on a history hunt to find every creature hidden in the Rasmussen Education Center galleries. Find animals in famous prints or search for colonial artifacts made out of animal hide or fur. How was butter made in 18thCentury Concord? Meet a colonist and try your hand at churning butter from heavy cream. Or you might want to try spinning wool. On Friday, April 12 meet some real life Angor Rabbits, whose fluffy fur transforms into cozy clothes. Work with the master weaver through the process of making fabric from spinning to weaving on a loom.
Families each day will be invited to sit by the fireside in the Sally Lanagan Classroom to hear about the Mysteries of Walden Woods. What creatures did Henry David Thoreau and his young companion Louisa May Alcott find on their walks in the forests of Concord – both real and magical!?
All ages are welcome and activities are free with Museum admission. Open 10:00am to 4:00pm daily. (Closed Easter, April 21) For an hourly schedule of activities go www.concordmuseum.orgor call 978-369-9763 x 216.
This event is made possible in part by the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.