SEPTEMBER 2024

(OH) First Saturday Every Month,  DO THE MU, 12:00–2:00 pm, All ages. Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way East, Massillon, Ohio 44646, 330.833.4061, info@MassillonMuseum.org. Intergenerational creative drop-in workshop. A new craft every month. All supplies included. Accessible. No preregistration necessary.  Free. Free parking.  MassillonMuseum.org.

(CT) May through October, NATHAN HALE HOMESTEAD MUSEUM TOURS, Fridays & Saturday, 12 – 4 pm; Sunday, 10 am – 2 pm All welcome. Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street, Coventry, CT 06238,  (860) 742-6917, hale@ctlandmarks.org. At the Nathan Hale Homestead, it is 1776, and a war for independence is underway. Learn how members of the Hale family supported the war effort by gathering supplies, helping their neighbors, and serving in the Continental Army. Nathan Hale, Connecticut’s State Hero, was born on the property in 1755. He was recruited as one of America’s earliest spies but was caught and hanged by the British in September 1776. In the early 20th century, historic preservationist George Dudley Seymour purchased the home from a family still farming the property and restored it to honor Nathan Hale’s story. Tours on the hour; last tour departs one hour before closing. The Hale Homestead grounds are open year-round from dawn to dusk. FREE-$15. https://ctlandmarks.org/properties/nathan-hale-homestead/.

(CT) June-October,  COVENTRY FARMERS’ MARKET, every Sunday from 10 am–1 pm, All welcome. Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street, Coventry, CT 06238, (860) 742-6917. Home-grown heroes and local produce, too! The Coventry Farmers’ Market on the Nathan Hale Homestead grounds is an experience not to be missed. This market carries the tradition of being the largest farmers’ market in Connecticut, featuring some of the best of CT-grown, CT-made products around at one of the most unspoiled countryside settings in the state. Each week, the staff of the Homestead hosts family-friendly programs including 18th–century games, hearth cooking, cheese-making, woodworking, and so much more. The market runs from 10 am–1 pm, and the Nathan Hale Homestead is open from 10 am–2 pm on Sundays. Tours of the museum’s interiors are available for regular admission fees. Feel free to stop into the Museum Shop to continue your shopping adventure! Cost of Event: FREE admission to the grounds; fees apply for some programs. Admission to the Nathan Hale Homestead is by regular admission and is not included in the Farmers’ Market program. https://ctlandmarks.org/market/.

(SC) Ongoing, HOMESCHOOL IN THE PARKS, Ages: 7-12. Charleston County Parks, 843-795-4386, customerservice@ccprc.com. Cost: $7. Charleston County Parks hosts various events for homeschool groups in our parks throughout the year! From the marsh to the oceans, the outdoors serves as our classroom and make for great homeschool field trips during science lessons. https://ccprc.com/.

(MD) Ongoing: First Friday of Month, OLD JAIL MUSEUM: EXTENDED HOURS DURING LEONARDTOWN FIRST FRIDAYS, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., The Old Jail Museum, 41625 Court House Drive, Leonardtown, MD 20650. The Old Jail Museum, a well-known landmark in the heart of Leonardtown and one of the four museums and historic sites overseen by the St. Mary’s County Government’s Museum Division, will be open to the public for extended hours on Leonardtown First Fridays. Staff will be on-hand to showcase the Old Jail and its interesting story. A special exhibit regarding Benjamin Hance, a young African American man who was held at the Old Jail in 1887 and later killed by a local mob, will be on display. Hance is the only documented lynching victim recorded in St. Mary’s County. The museum’s regular daily hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is FREE to all ages. For more information about the Old Jail Museum, special hours, contact information, updates and much more, please visit Facebook.com/TheOldJailMuseum.

(MD) September 14, 2024, SATURDAYS OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: FAMILYFEST ON THE POTOMAC, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Piney Point Lighthouse Museum, 44720 Lighthouse Road, Piney Point. All ages are invited to enjoy new outdoor activities while visiting   the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum. These activities encourage visitors to explore nature and the outdoors through curiosity and play. Modeled loosely after “Forest School” learning styles in Denmark and Sweden, the Nature &Forest Play for All Ages Series encourages discovering nature through hands-on, tactile, “no right or wrong way to play” experiences. Age is not a factor; adults need to connect with nature in relaxing, simple ways, just as much as children do! Themed activities will be held on the following dates and times. Price is included in regular museum admission. Save the dates and call ahead to pre-register! More information: (301) 994-1471 or Facebook.com/1836Light.

(PA) September 14, 2024, FREE MUSEUM DAY, 9 AM -3 PM, All ages. Isett Heritage Museum, 11941 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon PA 16652,  814-643-9600, isetthmuseum@gmail.com. Huntingdon County Free Museum Day complimentary admission to all historical organizations in Huntingdon County. See Huntingdon County History & Heritage Roundtable website for a complete listing of participating organizations. Isett Museum will also have a special presentation of  over one hundred Huntingdon County gunsmith rifles produced during the 1800’s. Complimentary admission and food vendors.isett acres.com.

(TN) September 21, 2024, FAMILY FUN DAY: ALL ABOUT ANIMALS, 11 AM to 2 PM, Ages: 3-12. Museum and Cultural Center at 5ive Points, 200 Inman Street, Cleveland, TN 37311, (423) 339-5745 ext.105, dwatkins@museumcenter.org. Learn about the animals we share our world with! This event will feature Taylor Young from Red Clay State Historic Site with a booth featuring snakes and rabbits and learning about Cherokee traditional stories. There will be a 1-hour presentation at noon by Debra Rivera with Science Zone, about the process of rescuing and caring for injured or orphaned animals. This program will teach about animal life cycles and behaviors. This family fun day program will feature crafts, games, and activities and the ability to interact with different animals. The event will be held from 11 am to 2 pm but it is a come and go event. Cost of Event: $5. https://museumcenter.org/events/family-fun-day-all-about-animals/.