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February Vacation at the Gables: Constructing History

February 23 @ 11:30 am

Put your thinking cap on during February Vacation week and explore how people built houses in Colonial Massachusetts. What worked best?  What failed? How did they learn from their mistakes? nIn this hands-on activity, kids will: nnLearn about the tools of the trade and which materials they used most.nExperiment with different construction techniques at each of our workshop stations using popular building toys.nFold and decorate your own paper house to take home.nnJoin us daily at 11:30 & 1:30 for Why Do We Have Gables? to explore which parts of historic buildings are the strongest.  Kids will be making shapes with their hands and bodies in this fun, interactive program. nSchool vacation programming is included with admission to The Gables. Click here for hours, rates, and information.  nThe program is free for Salem residents with valid i.d. and members of The House of the Seven Gables. Source: http://salem.org/event/february-vacation-gables-constructing-history/2018-02-23/

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Date:
February 23
Time:
11:30 am
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