Summer Adventures for Kids
Wednesdays in August, 10:00 – 11:30 am; ages 10-15 years old, space is limited.
$12/session for WHS members; $15/session for non-members~(supply costs included in fee)
Cadman-White-Handy House, 202 Hix Bridge Road, Westport, MA 02790
Wednesday, August 2, Knot Tying
Erika Hamer is a 2nd generation knot tying expert. She will demonstrate various knots, explaining their use on ships and in the whaling industry. Kids will learn to make their own hand knotted key chain!
Wednesday, August 9, Scrimshaw
Growing up in Westport, Howie Gifford heard whaling tales of his ancestors. He will share those stories along with explaining the scrimshaw process with an easy activity kids can take home and share with their family!
Wednesday, August 16, Wampum
Artist Elizabeth Perry is a member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head – Aquinnah, specializing in traditional arts of the Northeastern Woodlands Native culture. She will introduce the history & process of making wampum that kids can try as well!
Wednesday, August 23, Westport Homelife of the 1850s
Ruth and Abby, the1850s Ladies, will teach kids crafts and games enjoyed by families of whalemen and sailors as they awaited the return of their fathers, brothers, and sons.