Historic Christ Church & Museum in Weems will hold its annual Hands-On History Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 21. Children ages 6-12 are invited to explore the history of Christ Church and colonial Virginia through a variety of hands-on activities.
Participants will have the opportunity to make a brick by hand, write with a quill pen and make a grave rubbing inside the 1735 church. They will also dig for artifacts, play colonial games, and make a silhouette portrait.
Inside the museum, children can become an “undertaker,” or colonial builder, by constructing a brick wall, an arch with a keystone and a king-post roof truss. Participants will enjoy a pizza party for lunch and take home a souvenir Hands-On History swag bag and a museum activity book.
“Hands-On History Day” is a free event offered through the Foundation for Historic Christ Church’s education programs. All participants must pre-register and space is limited. To register or for more information, con...
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