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Storrowton Village, Summer Saturdays

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until August 17, 2019

The Village is having special Saturday programming this summer called Storrowton Saturdays. Themed days all include hands-on activities, spotlights from the museum’s collections and archives, plus modern day takeaways to try at home. There’s plenty of options for new and returning visitors, like Knit & Crochet Day, Mindfulness Day with yoga in the barn, Equine Day, a STEM-inspired Invention Day and more. Check out the full list of events and make a plan to visit.

Garden Day – June 22 from 11-3pm

See the work of the gardeners who care for Aunt Helen’s Herb Garden, gifted to Helen Storrow by the Girl Scouts in 1935. Learn about the plants that played a role in 19th century life and how they’re still used today. Yoga in the Barn from 11-12pm.

Timekeeper Day – June 29 from 11-3pm
Clocks not only measure and tell us the time but they are unique and beautiful creations. See some of the timekeepers from our collections, learn how gears & pulleys make clocks work and listen to the newly restored bells of the Union Meeting House.

Picnic Day – July 6 from 11-3pm
A-tisket a-tasket, bring your picnic basket to Storrowton for Picnic Day! Have lunch on the green then play some old fashioned games or paint a kindness rock. Best picnic set up wins a prize. Who will win Storrowton’s first ever cornhole tournament? It just might be you!

Little House Family Day – July 13 from 11-3pm
Best known for penning the Little House on the Prairie books, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s adventures on the American frontier have captivated children’s imaginations for well over 100 years – whether on the written page or via the popular television series based on her books. Learn about life on the frontier and meet special guests, including Laura Ingalls historical interpreter Rosalie Silliman.

Knit & Crochet Day – July 20 from 11-3pm
Bring a knitted or crocheted hat to donate or your textile tools to make one while you’re here. Learn the basics of knitting or crocheting, how to drop spindle with found objects, and bring a project to show off your skills!

Mindfulness Day – July 27 from 11-3pm
Unplug for part of your day and join us as we raise awareness about the benefit mindfulness can bring to everyone. Try the plant-a-seed activity, join a walking meditation tour through the Village, or take a mindfulness workshop at 2pm. Yoga in the Barn from 11-12pm.

Game Day – August 3 from 11-3pm
What did fun look like in a tech-free world? This play-inspired day focuses on what families did when the school day was over and all the chores were done. Try games of all kinds, inside, outside and even learn how to make up your own!

Invention Day – August 10 from 11-3pm
So many things we use today were created in the 19th century! This STEM-inspired day looks at what they are, how they were made and even some of the young inventors who came up with the ideas. Engage problem-solving and teamwork skills in new and exciting ways, like boat races and a marshmallow catapult contest.

Equine Day – August 17 from 11-3pm
This day celebrates all things horses, those wonderful animals that gallop and neigh their way into our hearts and imaginations. Hear about the role horses played in New England, visit the blacksmith shop to see how horseshoes are made, and maybe even meet a new four-legged friend! Yoga in the Barn from 11-12pm.

Details

Date:
August 10
Time:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Venue

Storrowton Village at ESE
1305 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, MA 01089
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Phone:
(413) 205-5051
Website:
www.storrowtonvillage.com