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

One Day Programs (10am - 12pm) REGISTRATION OPENS 9AM ON JAN 30

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.

Thursday, July 6
Tuesday, August 3

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Members: $ 35.00
Non-members: $ 50.00

Medical Form Required

Games of Long Ago Register

When school was out, homework was complete, and their list of chores accomplished, what kinds of games did children of the 18th and 19th centuries play?  Come learn exciting parlour tricks, and create and play some of the games of children long ago, including Snail and Blind Man’s Buff.

Tuesday, July 11
Tuesday, August 8

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Members: $35.00
Non-members: $ 50.00

Medical Form Required

Mystery History Ghost Tour Register

Take a walk through the streets of Town as we hunt for different and unusual architectural features.  We will create sketches of our finds and hear some spooky stories of the ghosts who haunt these homes and others.

Thursday, July 13
Thursday, August 10

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 sailor’s valentine.

Tuesday, July 18
Tuesday, August 15

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.

Thursday, July 20
Thursday, August 17

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Members: $ 35.00
Non-members: $ 50.00

Medical Form Required

Mashop and the Puckwudgies: Nantucket Native American Legends Register

Who was Mashop?  What are Puckwudgies?  Join us as we learn about the legends of the Wampanoag Indians who inhabited Nantucket.  Children will read and discuss legends – including Maria Mitchell’s poem about the Wampanoag – create their own Wampanoag story bag and other Native American related crafts.

Tuesday, July 25
Tuesday, August 22

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Members: $35
Non-members: $50

Medical Form Required

Check the calendar for upcoming programming.