Twilight History for Kids

August 2, 2022 @ 6:00PM — August 4, 2022 @ 8:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop: 1020 Caroline Street (This is the address for the first night only) Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Get Directions

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Twilight History- An evening history program for youth - Ages 8 - 12

Youth 8-12 years of age will explore American history and follow in the footsteps of George Washington, his family, and his friends.  They will learn about history with hands-on activities, projects, and games at Hugh Mercer Apothecary, Mary Washington House, and Rising Sun Tavern. Children will learn about 18th-century food, medicine, and daily life as they explore the places that George Washington knew well.  In this evening program, most activities will take place outside in small groups. Participants will visit a new museum each night of the program. While we currently don't anticipate that masks will be required, WHM will comply with CDC guidance at the time of the event.

Your children will travel through history, and you will be free to enjoy three summer evenings in downtown Fredericksburg! After purchasing tickets, you will receive an email confirmation along with a link to fill out a registration form required for each child attending.

Selected activities may include weights and measures, plant scavenger hunt, counted cross stitch, cooking of 18th-century desserts, exploring the lives of enslaved persons, and more! Participants are given the unique opportunity to see areas of the museums that are not accessible on daily tours.

Please note: This event is a repeat performance of our successful June program. Most activities will be similar to those that participants completed in June.

For questions: Please contact or call 540-373-5630.

Support history education for youth with a sponsorship of this program. Donations of $100-249 will be acknowledged at the Candlemaker Level, and donations of $250 or more will be acknowledged at the Lamplighter Level. Both sponsor levels will be acknowledged on shared social media and with at least one event email blast.

$160 raised by 4 people


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