Children's Summer History Fridays
Ages – All ages welcome! Many of the activities are designed for ages five through 12, but younger children are welcome.
Times – 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Price – $4/child (Members)| $6/child (Non-Members)
RSVP – Not required
July 7 – Colonial America
Kick off your summer by learning about life during the days of the American Revolution. Come and make your own revolutionary flag, try your hand at one of Benjamin Franklin’s experiments, make colonial crafts and so much more!
July 14 – Gone to Texas
It’s time to pack up your bags, hang your G.T.T. sign on the door and head to Texas. After receiving your land grant from an empresario you will make your homestead on the Texas frontier!
July 21 – Life on the Homefront During the 1860s
Experience daily life on the homefront during the American Civil War in the Smith Family Cottage. Take a tour of their home before helping with the family’s chores including washing clothes, making butter and grinding corn.
July 28– Victorian Life
Travel back to the early 1900s as you take a tour of the beautiful 1883 John and Lottie Moore Home. Experience life in the Victorian period as you attend class in the one-room school, make thaumatropes that will amaze your friends and play historic games on the front lawn.
August 4 – Junior Archeologist
Have you ever dreamed of finding ancient artifacts? Well this is your chance to be a junior archeologist! Learn about the early Native American cultures in Texas, make your own ancient pot and find long-lost artifacts during an archeology dig!
August 11 – Around the World in 80 Days
Follow the American journalist Nellie Bly as she attempts to journey around the world in 80 days. Travel with Nellie to faraway countries including England, Italy, Japan and more! You will learn more about the amazing destinations she visited through hands-on activities, crafts and games.
August 18 – Summer Favorites
Let’s celebrate the end of summer with your favorite activities. Throughout the summer guests will vote on their favorite programs that they just can’t get enough of and we will do them again!
Questions? Call the Museum at 281-342-6478 or email Museum Assistant Ana Alicia Estrada for more information!