13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: (203) 966-1776.
Thursdays,4:00-5:30PM. Step back in time and gain a comprehensive view of colonial autumns in Connecticut. Besides incorporating colonial history and lore, these sessions will include crafts, skills, games, and an (often homemade) snack. The cost for 10 sessions is $235 for members or $255 for non-members. Individual sessions: $35 members/$40 non-members. School Days: As students start school again, let them explore the differences between our typical school day and one that might have been held in a one-room schoolhouse centuries ago. Autumn Foods and Traditions: As the trees start to turn, children will experience some of the colonist's fall activities. Preparing for Winter: The winter months were hard for the colonists – during these sessions children will discover how colonial families prepared for New England winters. Activities will include: Colonial lessons in our own Rock School and Little Red School House; Making and using hornbooks, Visits to the Historical Society's garden, Cooking with the same foods and ingredients used long ago, Comparing holidays and traditions, then and now and Preserving and drying foods. To register, please call us at (203) 966-1776