(CT) Thru November 2023, DESTINATION WESTPORT WALKING TOURS, Ages 7+. Westport Museum for History and Culture, 25 Avery Place, Westport, CT, 06880. (203)222-1424, email@example.com. Explore Westport on foot! Walk through cemeteries, public parks, and well-known streets to hear stories from our communities past. Members $10, Non-Members $15. Visit www.westporthistory.org for information on all the different tours offered.
(PA) Sundays, FREE FAMILY SUNDAYS, 10am-5pm, all ages. National Museum of Industrial History, 602 East Second Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015, 610-694-6644, firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the National Museum of Industrial History on Sundays when youth 12 and under receive free admission when accompanied by an adult. Cost included with admission. www.nmih.org.
(OH) September 1, 2023, OPENING WEEKEND OF THE DALE E. WARTHER MEMORIAL EXHIBIT: FORGED THROUGH GENERATIONS. All ages. Ernest Warther Museum & Gardens, 331 Karl Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622, 330-505-6003. email@example.com. We are so excited to announce our plans for a new permanent exhibit coming Labor Day Weekend 2023. This exhibit, the Dale E. Warther Memorial: Forged Through Generations Exhibit will feature knives designed, crafted, and forged by the Warther Family from some of Mooney’s first knives to more recent knives created by 4th Generation family members. Admission dependent on age (all listed on website.) warthermuseum.com.
(MD) September 2, 2023, DRAYDEN AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOOLHOUSE OPEN HOUSE, 11:00 am-2:00 pm. Drayden African American Schoolhouse, 18287 Cherryfield Road, Drayden, Maryland 20630, 301-994-1471. The St. Mary’s County Museum Division, in partnership with the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC), will be offering free Open Houses for visitors and the community at the Drayden African American Schoolhouse in Drayden. The Drayden African American Schoolhouse is one of the nation’s best-preserved one-room African American schoolhouses, and its story represents a significant part of St. Mary’s County’s African American history. The St. Mary’s County Museum Division also offers special programs for school, bus, and other tour groups who would like to schedule a visit to the Drayden site. Individual visitors who would like to see the schoolhouse during times outside open house hours can contact the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum at (301) 994-1471 to arrange a visit. For more information about the Drayden African American Schoolhouse Open Houses, programs, admission prices, and more, visit the Drayden African American Schoolhouse Facebook page at Facebook.com/DraydenSchool or call (301) 994-1471.
(OH) September 2, 2023, PRIMITIVE FIRE-STARTING WORKSHOP, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., all ages. Fort Laurens Museum, 11067 Fort Laurens Rd. Bolivar, OH 44697, 330-874-3011, firstname.lastname@example.org. Fort Laurens museum is hosting a primitive fire-starting class in collaboration with the experts at Midwest Native Skills Institute. Includes a mix of guided education and instruction. This workshop will be limited in capacity, so preregister on Eventbrite by August 29th. The workshop is $15 per person due at time of registry. If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us at 330-874-3011 or email us at email@example.com. Preregister at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fort-laurens-primitive-fire-starting-workshop-tickets-618498033267. http://www.fortlaurensmuseum.org
(MD) September 9, 2023: HIBERNATE, MIGRATE OR ADAPT, 2 PM, St. Clement’s Island Museum (38370 Point Breeze Rd Coltons Point, MD 20626-2011. All ages are invited to enjoy new outdoor activities while visiting St. Clement’s Island Museum on the second Saturday of the month throughout the year. Price is included in regular museum admission. Call ahead to pre-register. Registration is not required but encouraged so that we can ensure enough materials for participants. Please also call location for more information on the weathering-out policy. More information: (301) 769-2222 or Facebook.com/SCIMuseum museums.stmarysmd.com.
(OH) September 15, 2023, ZOAR CIVIL WAR SCHOOL DAY, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., all ages, Historic Zoar Village, 198 Main St. Zoar, OH 44697, 330-874-3011 or 1-800-262-6195, firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn how Separatists in Zoar and citizens in the Union lived during the conflict of the Civil War. Interact with famous figures of the Civil War such as Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, watch cavalry and artillery demonstrations; learn about life on the home front; and participate in hands-on activities. This event is open to all public, private, and homeschool students. Cost for this event is $7 a student and children under 4 are free. One adult per group is free, each additional adult is $7, and all teachers are free. All proceeds go toward the preservation and educational efforts of Historic Zoar Village. Reservations are required for the event. We ask that schools and co-op groups call 330-874-3011 or via email email@example.com to register for the event. www.historiczoarvillage.com.
(PA) September 16, 2023, WATER, WATER, WATER, 1-2 pm, Ages: 3-5. American Helicopter Museum & Education Center. 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, PA 19380, (610) 436-9600, firstname.lastname@example.org. Water is EVERYWHERE! This fun workshop will teach us about water and its importance. We will read a book, sing a song, and perform a hands-on science activity to learn some of the amazing properties of water! Cost: $12.00. https://www.helicoptermuseum.org/workshops.
(OH) September 16 & 17, 2023, CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., all ages. Historic Zoar Village, 198 Main St. Zoar, OH 44697, 330-874-3011 or 1-800-262-6195, email@example.com. The largest Civil War Event in the State of Ohio comes to the Historic Village of Zoar on September 16 & 17, when Civil War reenactors “invade” the town to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Zoar Civil War Event. This year’s reenactment battle is the Battle of Chickamauga. Battles take place on both Saturday and Sunday as well as artillery night fire, a historical ball, and the Anvil Tavern. Admission is $12 for adults and free for children 12 & under. Hours for the event are September 16 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and September 17 from 10 a.m. –4 p.m. Tickets available at: https://historiczoarvillage.com/events/civil-war/, www.historiczoarvillage.com.
(MS) September 15-16, 2023, HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL, Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5107 Arthur Street, Moss Point, MS 39563, (228) 475-0825, firstname.lastname@example.org. 9am-3pm. Vendor, exhibitors, storytelling, banding, live animals. Fun and educational for all ages. Adults: $10. Seniors: $8; Children: $5. Group rates available. https://pascagoula.audubon.org/.
(CT) September 16, 2023, MOCK COLONIAL WEDDING, 5-7pm, Ages 12+. Westport Museum for History & Culture, 25 Avery Place, Westport, CT, 06880, (203)222-1424, email@example.com. Join us for an exclusive wedding* from the past! Our bride and groom will be dressed in their finest 1770s garb with authentic vows from the period. Experience how a ceremony from the past both differs and rings true compared to today. Refreshments and a toast to the couple will accompany dancing to follow the ceremony. Tickets for our event are $50 for non-members, and $40 for members. Register online below. Tickets are nonrefundable. In the event you must cancel, we will consider your purchase a donation and will happily issue you a donation receipt. *Please note this is not a legal marriage ceremony. Favors generously donated by Chocolatieree. FREE.
(MD) September 16, 2023, RETROFEST ON THE POTOMAC, 10AM- 4PM. Piney Point Lighthouse Museum, 44720 Lighthouse Road, Piney Point, MD 20674, 301-994-1471. This year, RetroFest is NEW AND IMPROVED – AND FREE FOR ALL!. Enjoy LIVE music, great food trucks, ice cream, vintage displays, variety of family activities & crafts, lots of “retro” activities and demos throughout the day and MUCH MORE vintage fun including an Exhibit and expert on the sunken WWII U-1105 Black Panther German submarine at Piney Point, a Maryland Historic Shipwreck Preserve, ADMISSION IS FREE FOR ALL. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/842540050370715.
(OH) September 16 & 17, 2023, CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., all ages. Historic Zoar Village, 198 Main St. Zoar, OH 44697, 330-874-3011 or 1-800-262-6195, firstname.lastname@example.org. The largest Civil War Event in the State of Ohio comes to the Historic Village of Zoar on September 16 & 17, when Civil War reenactors “invade” the town to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Zoar Civil War Event. This year’s reenactment battle is the Battle of Chickamauga. Battles take place on both Saturday and Sunday as well as artillery night fire, a historical ball, and the Anvil Tavern. Admission is $12 for adults and free for children 12 & under. Hours for the event are September 16 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and September 17 from 10 a.m. –4 p.m. Tickets available at: https://historiczoarvillage.com/events/civil-war/. www.historiczoarvillage.com.
(PA) September 17, 2023, S.T.E.A.M. ADVENTURES, 11am-3pm. National Museum of Industrial History, 602 East Second Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015, 610-694-6644, email@example.com. Join us on the third Sunday of each month between 11 and free for a drop-in style family program to engage in S.T.E.A.M. concepts like building, engineering, and strategic thinking. Each month has a new theme! As part of our Free Family Sunday program, all youth 12 and under receive free admission when accompanied by an adult. Free. www.nmih.org.
(VA) September 23, 2023, PUPPAPALOOZA, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, All Ages. Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24016, 540-342-5670 ext. 104, firstname.lastname@example.org Bring your dog; Face Painting; Caricatures With Your Dog(s); Pet Costume Contest; Kids Corner with Pet-Focused Activities and Crafts; Vendors for Shopping. Cost: ages 18-59: $12; ages 60 & up: $10; ages 13-16: $10; ages 3-12: $8. www.vmt.org.
(PA) September 29, 2023, WOODHICK DAY, 9:30 am-1:30 pm. Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, 5660 US Route 6 West | Ulysses, PA 16948, 814-435-2652, email@example.com. Students can visit the museum to explore the courageous yet reckless spirit of Pennsylvania’s lumber past at our Woodhick Day education program. Learning stations across the museum will give students the opportunity to watch demonstrations, try hands-on activities and talk with knowledgeable staff to discover what it was like to work in the woods. The Pennsylvania WoodMobile will be on-site and so much more! Space is limited and reservations are required. Admission is $3 per students with teachers and chaperons free (so long as they don’t outnumber the students in their party). Interested families can contact me at (814)435-2652 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations. Visit http://lumbermuseum.org for more information.
(PA) September 30, 203, DRONE WORKSHOP, 1-4 pm, Ages: 8-12. American Helicopter Museum & Education Center. 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, PA 19380, (610) 436-9600, email@example.com. Drones are being used more and more in everyday life. They are used to survey land, track wildfires, deliver packages, and make movies. But how much do you know about them? In this 3-hour workshop, you will learn about the different parts of a drone. You will learn the science behind drone flight, and even get to fly a drone on several missions. So join us as we have fun and explore the newest technology in vertical flight. Cost $80.00. https://www.helicoptermuseum.org/workshops.