CONCORD — Have fun with your families this winter at the New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Street in Concord.
The New Hampshire Historical Society is offering one family program each month during the winter. "We know how it feels to be cooped up with kids during the winter months," said Director of Education and Public Programs Elizabeth Dubrulle. "We tried to create fun, educational programs that will bring families together. Our family programs are free or low-cost, so hopefully everyone can attend."
"Family Fun Day," on Sat., January 25, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., is a great way to introduce your kids or grandkids to the special things that make New Hampshire a wonderful place to live! An afternoon filled with storytelling, hands-on activities, and New Hampshire-themed crafts, "Family Fun Day" is geared for families with kids ages 6-10, but all ages are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $5.00 per family, with members admitted free of charge. This is a drop-in program, and registration is not required.
Reenact the American Revolution through "Redcoats and Rebels: Gaming the American Revolution," on Sat., February 15, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. With the help of a tabletop role-playing game, children will assume the identity of a historical character and have to choose sides in the journey from colony to country. This program is geared for kids ages 10-15. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free for the children and grandchildren of Society members; $5.00 per child for nonmembers. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Register online at Eventbrite.com or by calling 603-856-0645.
Explore the entire state of New Hampshire in one afternoon with "Giant Steps Across New Hampshire," on Sat., March 7, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Kids will play with this room-sized map to explore the regions, resources, and history of the state we all love. No shoes are allowed on the map, so please be sure to wear socks! Geared towards kids ages 7-11, but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free, and registration is not required. The map is provided courtesy of the Mason Library at Keene State College.
For more information, visit nhhistory.org or call 603-228-6688.