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Civil War Soldier Experience

Civil War Soldier Experience

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 21, 2022

Lasdon Park and Arboretum
2610 NY-35
Katonah, NY

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Suggested Ages: All


Join Battery “B” First Rhode Island Light Artillery for fun, educational activities, demonstrations and the firing a real civil war cannon. Witness living history while learning about the life of civil war soldiers and their families.

Bring water, snacks, bug spray, sunscreen, and wear comfortable clothing for outside activities.

Two hour sessions start at 10 am & 1 pm. Spots are limited; pre-register. At the end of each session, each child will receive a personalized certificate of participation as well as an official Lasdon badge. 

Also explore a 234-acre public park with extensive formal gardens, an arboretum with a number of tree collections and a number of walking trails including a stunning veteran’s memorial trail. Highlights include a Chinese Friendship Garden and the dinosaur garden with life-size statues. Use your smart phone to follow Lexi the T-Rexi through your experience.

Rye Playland

This charming beach-side amusement park, in operation since 1928, has lots of cute rides for little ones and a few roller coasters for those taller and more daring including the historic wooden dragon coaster.

* Small enough that it can all be done in one day. Colorful, creative decor include giant toy soldiers and fireman…

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Creative Community Fridays

Join Katonah Museum for creative fun the 3rd Friday of the month.

At 9:30 am, join a baby-friendly, interactive stroller tour of the exhibitions (parents and caregivers with babies 0-18 months).

At 10:30 am, spark the imagination of children ages 2-5 during Artful Families, featuring Museum games, story time, and art-making activities.

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