Ice Cream Social is slated

Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, will host its annual Ice Cream Social from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 5.

Children and their families are invited to explore colonial history, games and crafts outside the churchyard while enjoying ice cream treats and lemonade, reported education director and curator Robert Teagle. The free event is open to the public.

Activities will include writing with quill pens, making whirligigs and ball-and-cup toys, bowling with nine pins, dressing in colonial clothing and excavating “shoebox” archaeological sites. Tours of the 1735 church will be available and the museum includes several hands-on areas for children, said Teagle.

Visitors also can see the exhibition, “Robert Carter III’s 1791 Deed of Emancipation.”