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American Girl Tea & History

Download the American Girl Tea & History registration form

Thursday, March 23, 4:30 - 5:30
Sunday, April 30, 2:00 - 3:00
Thursday, May 25, 4:30 - 5:30

At each of our teas, we'll learn about a featured character from American Girl®, what life was like for children in her time, and talk about a famous woman of the era. We'll also do a craft, listen to music, learn about the culture, and share snacks of the time period. We welcome boys and girls to this fun, free way for all children to learn our past. Please note that we will alternate, month to month, between Thursday and Sunday afternoons for our teas. We hope this makes it easier for families' schedules. We welcome new faces and our old friends! Donations to support this and other museum programs are always welcome.

For more information, please contact Museum Educator Maggie Buckwalter,
215-679-3103 or email her directly at maggie@schwenkfelder.com



Children's Book Club!

Download the Children's Book Club registration form

Sunday, March 12, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Sunday, April 9, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Sunday, May 7, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

At each book club meeting, children will share insights into the story, learn some history, share snacks and do a craft of the era. These books offer an easy and approachable way to learn history. There is a one-time joining fee of $2 for this program, which includes a journal for note taking while reading.

Sunday, March 12, 2:00 - 3:00 pm: We will read about life in 1956 in the children's historical fiction selection, Where Heroes Hide, by Helen Recorvits. Junior has lots of fun with his buddies, one of whom is recovering from polio, but he has other serious stuff to deal with too - like trying to figure out why his dad, a WWII vet, is always so irritable.

Sunday, April 9, 2:00 - 3:00 pm: Travel back to the 1960s, where we will meet 8-year-old Connie from Greensboro, NC, in Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins, by Carole Boston Weatherford. What was life like for a small child witnessing these events?

Sunday, May 7, 2:00 - 3:00 pm: It is early in the 1970s, and 12-year-old Kia Yang, nicknamed "Little Cricket," is from a tiny Laotion village. Learn why and how she comes to live in Minnesota, and what it was like to be a child who was fleeing war as a refugee, and about her journey to become an American. Read Little Cricket, by Jackie Brown, and then join us for conversation.

Contact Museum Educator, Maggie Buckwalter at maggie@schwenkfelder.com or call 215-679-3103 (ask for Maggie) to register. Sign up today!

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