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Children's Workshops

Themes and activities are based on temporary and permanent exhibition topics, gallery discussions, and related Pennsylvania history. Each workshop is 5$ per participant. Parents are welcome to participate in the activities. Most lessons and activities are designed for students in elementary and middle school but some exceptions apply. Please pre-register for workshops! Contact Museum Educator Alyssa McQuirns at 215-679-3103 or by email, alyssa@schwenkfelder.com.

St. Patrick's Day Traditions
Thursday, March 14, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Patrick's Day is a day of green and tricks! How did this come to be for this Irish holiday! Snack included.

Customs of the Lenape Native Americans
Wednesday, March 27, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Lenape tribe lived in the surrounding area, where they successfully lived off the land. The Lenape had their own set of customs and rituals that set them apart from other Native American tribes across the country. Come and learn about these customs! Snack included.

Designing a Colonial Garden
Thursday, April 4, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Spring is here, the perfect time to start planning your garden! For the colonists, the garden was more than a place to grow flowers. It was the place where they grew important herbs and crops. We will be learning how the colonists laid out their gardens! Snack included.

PA Dutch Easter Traditions
Wednesday, April 17, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Some of the popular Easter traditions come from the PA Dutch community. Come learn about the roots of these traditions! Snack included.

History of the Maypole
Thursday, May 2, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Maypole is a symbol that has long linked Spring with colorful ribbons and flowers. How did this practice come about? Snack included.

Remembering Our Veterans: Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 22, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Spring is here, the perfect time to start planning your garden! For the colonists, the garden was more than a place to grow flowers. It was the place where they grew important herbs and crops. We will be learning how the colonists laid out their gardens! Snack included.

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