Getting ready for a fun-filled day!!
Throughout the day we were able to participate in a bunch of Colonial themed activities ~ we listened to Hawk Henry play his handmade flutes for us (one he even played from his NOSE!); we listened to a real fife and drum player while singing (and learning the real meaning of) Yankee Doodle; we practiced our own musket demonstration and witnessed the colonists fire off real gunpowder; we went through sailing training with a colonial whaler; we played with some colonial toys and games; we made our own candles and learned about the evolution of wax; we used a real quill pen and parchment paper to write home to loved ones; and we ended with a tin-punching activity! All-in-all, it was a truly fun and exciting day!
A Slideshow of Highlights
Some Videos From Colonial Day!