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Summer children's programs at History Center of Niagara

by jmaloni

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Thu, Jun 26th 2014 12:15 pm
History Center of Niagara volunteer Jean Weisbeck explains an activity to children at last year's summer program.
History Center of Niagara volunteer Jean Weisbeck explains an activity to children at last year's summer program.

For four weeks in July and August, the History Center of Niagara will offer weekly children's programs. They will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning July 16 and continuing through Aug. 6.

The cost of the program is $20 per week. This includes all hands-on activities, craft materials and an afternoon snack each day. The programs are conducted by museum staff and volunteers at the Niagara County Historical Society, 215 Niagara St., Lockport.

Each week has a different historical theme. The schedule for the summer is:

July 16 - Animation Day: Learn how cartoons are made and make animated toys to take home with you

July 23 - Cowboy Day: Find out what it was like to be a cowboy in the Old West and make things that a cowboy would have used

July 30 - Ancient Egypt Day: Learn about mummies, hieroglyphics and everyday life during the time of the Pharaohs

Aug. 6 - Civil War Spy Day: Try your hand at being a spy during the Civil War and make devices that spies would have needed.

The programs are open to children ages 7 through 12. Reservations are required. Parents may leave their children for the duration of the program. Please call or email the History Center at 716-434-7433 or [email protected] for reservations and more information.

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