Mitchell House Children’s Programs (Ages 7-10)

One Day Programs (10am - 12pm) REGISTRATION OPENS 9AM ON FEB 1

Nantucket Girls Register

Nantucket was a unique place for girls and women in Maria’s day. With so many husbands and fathers at sea, island women worked outside the home running shops and Nantucket girls stayed in school longer than their brothers. Come learn what life was like for Nantucket women as we visit some of the sites where they worked, learn about some of their famous exploits, and create some art and crafts projects based on what we learn.

Tuesday, July 3
Thursday, August 2

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Members: $ 35.00
Non-members: $ 50.00

Medical Form Required

Illusions and Mind Games Register

No iPads? No computer games? Just how did a child of the nineteenth century fill her or his free time? Join us for a morning of parlor tricks, illusions, pinhole cameras, and kaleidoscopes as we look at the ways your mind can be visually tricked!

Thursday, July 5
Tuesday, August 7

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Members: $35.00
Non-members: $ 50.00

Medical Form Required

Cooking and Eating 1800s Style Register

Learn to weave a potholder, receive an old fashioned recipe to cook at home, and explore what Maria Mitchell and her family cooked and what they ate in the 1800s. A thorough exploration of their kitchen and fun activities will be had!

Tuesday, July 10
Thursday, August 9

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Members: $ 35.00
Non-members: $ 50.00

Medical Form Required

Sailors' Valentines and Serpent Stories Register

After whaling, when free time was available, the sailors would relax while creating beautiful pieces of art for their loved ones far away at home. We will learn some of the myths and yarns that the sailors spun aboard their ships and discuss whaling and the Mitchell family’s role in whaling all while creating our own scrimshaw and sailors’ valentines.

Thursday, July 12
Tuesday, August 14

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Members: $35.00
Non-members: $50.00

Medical Form Required

Keep the Lights Burning Register

Join us as we learn about life before electricity. We will learn about different lamps and candles used and about the craft of tinsmithing – practiced by Maria Mitchell’s uncle and her brother – and then make our own candle and lantern to take home.

Tuesday, July 17
Thursday, August 16

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Members: $ 35.00
Non-members: $ 50.00

Medical Form Required

Scrapbook Your Dreams Register

Scrapbooking is not something new. Women and children often created scrapbooks in the 19th century, including Maria Mitchell and her family. It was considered a great rainy day activity! People also created “dream” houses and “dream” rooms by cutting pictures from catalogs and creating scenes. Come create your own “dream” room and scrapbook to take home.

Thursday, July 19
Tuesday, August 21

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Members: $35
Non-members: $50

Medical Form Required

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