Hands-On History Day set for July 6

Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, will hold its annual Hands-On History Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 6. Children ages 6-12 are invited to explore the history of Christ Church and colonial Virginia through a variety of exciting hands-on activities.

Step back in time with this exciting program, said education director and curator Robert Teagle. Learn how to make a brick by hand, write with a quill pen and make a grave rubbing inside the 1735 church. Dig for colonial artifacts, play colonial games and dress in colonial clothing.

Inside the museum, children can see artifacts related to Christ Church and its builder, Robert “King” Carter. They can become an “undertaker,” or colonial builder, by constructing a brick wall and a brick arch with a keystone.

Participants will enjoy a pizza party for lunch and take home a souvenir pencil and Museum Activity Book, said Teagle.

Hands-On History Day is a free event offered through the Foundation for Historic Christ Church’s education programs. All participants must pre-register.

Space is limited to the first 25 children to sign up.

To register, contact Teagle at rteagle@christchurch1735.org, or 438-6855; or visit christchurch1735.org.

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