WOODBURY – Become part of living history at the Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden – join the Marshall Children Young Docent Program. Here is your chance to really learn about what life was like for families who lived here in Connecticut during the Revolutionary War.
You will learn to conduct guided tours of the museum in period costumes and will be taught candle making, quill writing and other colonial crafts so that you might teach them to other children. You will be doing open hearth cooking, visit area museums, and have lots of fun immersed in the history of the historic house museum on the most historic street in Woodbury.
The Marshall Children Young Docent program is named for the nine children of John and Sarah Marshall who lived in the Glebe House between 1771-1786. These young docents are our greatest ambassadors in the community, and participate in events like the Memorial Day Parade, Colonial Fair & Muster Day and the Woodbury Christmas Festival. All Hollow’s Eve, a wonderfully scary event now in its 16th year would not be the same without the inclusion of some of our young docents in the roles of some of Woodbury’s early citizens.
The program is open to children 6 and up and runs through the school year from mid-September until mid-June and generally meets twice a month on Thursday afternoons from 4-5pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet children from all over the region who share your interest in local history. You will become a significant part of the museum and enrich those who visit by sharing your enthusiasm and new –found knowledge.
Please call the Museum Director for more information and to register at 203-263-2855. The cost for the program is $200/Members and $225/Non-Members for the school year. There is limited space available.
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