Hands on History: Celebrating Furry Friends!
Suggested Ages: All
The home-turned-museum of Rufus King – Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement- hosts free family programs the first Saturday each month with seasonal themes.
Celebrate National Dog Month (August) and National Happy, Healthy Cat Month (September. Celebrate special furry friends by making a paper pet to take home. Learn about Rufus King’s pets and how 19th century pets made their people’s lives so much better.
Enjoy King Manor’s teaching garden, planted and tended this spring by students at Growing Up Green Charter School. Learn about and make botanical illustrations in the style of the 19th century and find out how curious amateurs helped shape our understanding of botany, or the scientific study of plants.