Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Summer History Camp at the Historical Society of the Town of Warwick

Summer History Camp at the Historical Society of the Town of Warwick

Where: Shingle House (7 Forester Ave.), Buckbee Center (2 Colonial Ave.), Baird’s Tavern ( 105 Main St., Old School Baptist Church ( Village Green )

When: August 6-10, 2012, 9AM- 2PM each day

Cost: $175 per student, $325 siblings (2)

Ages: 8-11

• Learn to spin wool and flax on a spinning wheel with Susan Logothetis.

• Experience a large weaving loom; produce your own weave project.

• Ken Hamilton, a “Woodlands Interpreter” will present a circa 1703 Lenape trade camp scenario; he present as program on wampum production and use. Campers will produce their own string of wampum. Mr. Hamilton will also instruct campers in Iroquois dance choreographing a performance with campers who will also produce authentically constructed costume from local Native American cultures.

• Laurie Seeman and Joanna Dickey of the Strawtown Studio will instruct campers on native plants of the area leading an activity that pairs silhouette portraiture of the late 18th century with a contemporary activity using specimens found in nature.

• Peter Cotul, an Educator from Fort Montgomery Historical Site will lead campers in early fire making and other Revolutionary War era know-how.

• Adriaan Gerber, Blacksmith, will demonstrate his traditional art and lead campers in the creation of their own horseshoe nail ring!

• Educator Pat Reinhardt will lead campers in learning experiences about early vegetable and grain growing. Campers will learn about the production of flax in the 18th and early 19th century Warwick.

• Analyze artifacts and gain new insights into museum work with Dr. Robert Schmick, Executive Director of the Historical Society.

• Learn about simple machines from the past.

• Campers will also learn about stenciling, measuring and weighing in the past, pulling and lifting with black and tackle as well as simple lever systems.

• Campers will see a chair caned with rush grass just like craftsman did in past centuries.

• Tour the Historical Society’s historic homes and its collections.