Hands-On History Day July 21 to offer variety of free, fun activities at Historic Christ Church

Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, will hold its annual Hands-On History Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 21. Children ages 6-12 are invited to explore the history of Christ Church and colonial Virginia through a variety of exciting hands-on activities.

Participants will have an opportunity to make a brick by hand, write with a quill pen and make a grave rubbing inside the 1735 church, reported executive director Robert J. Teagle. They also will dig for artifacts, play colonial games and make a silhouette portrait.

Inside the museum, children can become an “undertaker,” or colonial builder, by constructing a brick wall, an arch with a keystone and a king-post roof truss. Participants will enjoy