Liberty Hall Museum’s drop-off, after school programs are designed to engage your child as they experience and explore American history. Museum educators in period dress will guide your child through structured programs using the museum’s extensive collection of artifacts and documents. Programs run every Thursday on a rotating 4-week schedule from 3:00pm-5:00pm. See the museum’s event calendar for more information and program dates. Program price: $12 per child. Click here to purchase tickets.
Meet the former residents of Liberty Hall Museum through paintings! Children will tour Liberty Hall Museum and discuss how each portrait reveals key information about its subject. The art exploration then continues with origami folding, landscape sketching, and the program will end with children making their own personalized self-portrait to take home. Light snacks will be served.
Legends of Liberty Hall
Tour Liberty Hall Museum and learn the many legends of this 200 year old home. Children will listen to a ghost story, explore a mystery room, investigate a love affair, and test their sleuthing skills to determine which elements of each story are fact and which are fiction! Children will then test their colonial skills by playing with colonial games. Finally, each participant will paint a wooden finger top to take home. Light snacks will be served.
Scouts, Spies, and Soldiers
In addition to being the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, General George Washington also served as Spymaster in Chief of our intelligence services. In this exciting program, children will learn how Revolutionary era spies used codes, dead drops and ciphers to convey military intelligence. Children will follow clues to find a secret message from General Washington hidden on the trails of Liberty Hall. They will learn how to use the pig-pen code and will discover the important role scouts played during the American Revolution. Children will participate in a musket drill and learn how Revolutionary soldiers trained for battle. All participants will create and take home their own secret code book. Light snacks will be served. (Program is available seasonally April-October)
Liberty Hall Museum’s book collection will inspire the artist in every child! Learn the history of book making and then create your own handmade books. Using origami techniques, participants will create four different types of books. The books provide an ideal platform for poetry, journaling, art, recipes and countless other uses. Light snacks will be served.