Ever wish you had a chance to explore the history of a whole city? Want to see and learn about amazing things that few people get to see? Looking for a chance to step back in time?
Participants in the Adventures in History Camp will have the chance to go behind the scenes at not one but two of Portland’s premier historic sites; Maine Historical Society and Victoria Mansion! Campers will learn about material culture and life in the Victorian era through an exciting mix of indoor and outdoor activities, special field trips, and hands-on instruction from experts in historic preservation and traditional arts. We will get a glimpse of life in the past by exploring photography, cooking, arts and crafts, and even spooky cemetery symbolism!
Participants will meet and work with a variety of museum staff and volunteers including curators, historians, educators, docents, and artists. At the end of the week, all participants will gather at Maine Historical Society to share their newfound knowledge and skills in a historian’s showcase for family members and guests. After the presentation, families, and campers are encouraged to join us in the Longfellow Garden for a brown bag lunch and celebration!
WHEN: Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9, 9:00am-3:00pm daily.
WHERE: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101 and Victoria Mansion 109 Danforth Street, Portland, ME 04101
WHO: Students entering 6th-8th grades or Junior Docent Camp graduates
COST: $150 MHS and Victoria Mansion members, $200 non-members
To request more information, or to register offline, contact Kathleen Neumann, MHS Manager of Education & Interpretive Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 207-774-1822, ext. 214 or Stacia Hanscom, Victoria Mansion Director of Education, email@example.com, 207-772-4841, ext. 104.