Kids Free Week
AgesAdults & kids together
During the week, there will a special focus on youth activities throughout the Historic Village, from games—including some little-known today— to gatherings and activities a 19th-century youngster would have experienced. The Nature Center will also be open to explore the summry trails.
Young visitors can also test a two-man saw and other long-ago chores like stoking fires, carrying wood and grating kitchen spices.
In addition, there’s the museum’s new lambs and the powerful oxen team to meet as well as a 19th-century classroom to attend and a cooper to chat with as he crafts wooden buckets. Kids can learn to knit, punch a tin design, see how they would be been instructed to behave in the 1800s, be amazed at Professor Lowe’s “magic gas” and treated to the sounds of a glass harmonica.
There are nature trails to hike and a gallery with western art and historic clothing to explore and where, in a new photo booth, they can become part of a popular work of art.
On the weekend there will be historic base ball played by 1868 rules at Silver Base Ball Park, the only recreated 19th-century base ball park in the country.