Sunday, April 1, 2012

History Camp, August 6-10, 9AM-2PM

A program with hands-on activities for boys and girls

Five Days of Unique Programming with Professional Educators

History is Fun!

Where: A.W. Buckbee Center (2 Colonial Ave.) and other Historical Society locations.

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

Cost: $175 per student, $150 each for siblings

Ages: 8-11


Experience a large weaving loom

Participate in sheep shearing, carding wool, learn to dye and spin wool and flax on a spinning wheel like residents of Warwick once did.

Experience a circa 1703 Lenape trade camp scene

Make wampum, Iroquois costume making and dance with Ken Hamilton, "Woodlands" Interpreter ( See "More on Ken Hamilton" below)

Instruction on native plants

Nature silhouettes/ portraiture

Revolutionary War era know-how.

Blacksmithing/ Make your own horseshoe nail ring with a real blacksmith!

Assist the blacksmith in the making of a tomahawk!

Learning experiences about early vegetable and grain growing.

Analyze artifacts and gain new insights into museum work

Make a walking stick using 18th century know-how

Learn about simple machines from the past


Measure, weigh, pull and lift using instruments from the past

See a chair caned with rush grass just like craftsman did in past centuries.

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

For more information call: Robert Schmick, Executive Director of the Warwick Historical Society @ (845) 986-3236,

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