Westport Historical Society to hold spring break program
Published 4:05 pm, Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Westport Historical Society will hold an April spring break program featuring children's activities from a century ago to present day from Tuesday, April 16, to Friday, April 18. The activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at the society, 25 Avery Place, or at another Westport location.
Activities, designed for ages 5 to 11, will include playing old-time outdoor games, designing folk-art wall hangings and creating art from vintage Westport postcards and stamps, according to a news release. The program will also include a downtown history walk discussing late 19th-century Westport and merchants who used the Saugatuck River to ship produce and other goods to buyers in New York and Boston.
It will also show how to make an old-fashioned pound cake, plant heritage bulbs in keepsake containers and make wind chimes with cookie cutters.
Modern-day activities will include building robots from recycled products, participating in a Zumba routine and using a hula hoop, the release states.
Friday's lunch will feature pizza.
Elizabeth DeVoll, the society's director of education and a Westport artist, will lead the program.
The cost is $150 for members, $175 for non-members.
For information, call 203-222-1424 or visit www.westporthistory.org