Revolutionary Summer: Metalsmithing in George Washington’s Encampment
September 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Explore George Washington’s Headquarters Tent in an outdoor courtyard and experience where he strategized, dined, and slept. Hear from Museum of the American Revolution educators as they detail Washington’s daily life with his troops. Then, meet one of the most important figures in camp: the metalsmith. On this final weekend of Revolutionary Summer, get hands-on with iron, copper, and even silver. Learn about all the smith’s tools and take a turn at shaping a bowl or button.
From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of New York City and the people who made it great in the charming library on the fabulously interactive children’s floor.
Grownups and their children (up to 3 years old) explore America’s past, present, and future in a lively and interactive tour before the museum opens for the day. Includes singing, movement, texture exploration, and art-making in the galleries.
This bi-weekly program in the library of the engaging children’s center includes the reading of a NY-themed book, a related craft project, playtime with historic toys and a special Little New-Yorkers hello song. The fabulous teacher comes up with some really creative, engaging projects – we’ve made iphone ‘books’ and…