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History Detectives

There are many mysteries that have remained unsolved for hundreds of years. The program will begin with background about the mystery. Throughout the program new discoveries will be made! At the end we will come to our own conclusions on what we think happened.
Please register for the event by contacting Museum Educator Alyssa McQuirns at alyssa@schwenkfelder.com or call her at 215-679-3103. Cost is $3 per child.

Mary Celeste: the Cursed Ship
Thursday, March 21, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

The Mary Celeste was a ship that faced many strange coincidences and bad luck. Eventually the ship disappeared and no one knows what happened to it. Can you solve the centuries-long mystery?

What Happened on Easter Island?
Thursday, April 11, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

There is a mystery about what happened to the people who built the giant stone structures that remain on Easter Island today. Did they move elsewhere, face a natural disaster or simply vanish?

The Search for the Loch Ness Monster
May 9, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

The question of there being a giant sea creature living in a lake in Scotland has remained unanswered for hundreds of years. There have been many eyewitness reports and photographs but can you figure out if the Loch Ness Monster does exist?

Teen Lecture Series

These lectures are for middle school and high school students. We will cover one topic and enter into open discussion when the lecture is completed. Snack will be included. Cost will be $3 per child.
Contact Museum Educator Alyssa McQuirns at alyssa@schwenkfelder.com or call her at 215-679-3103 to register for the event.

Customs of the Lenape Tribe
Thursday, April 25, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

The Lenape tribe lived in eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. We will be discussing customs of their tribe and their connection to the area now.

American Girl Teatime


Sunday, March 10, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Samantha Parkington (1904)


Sunday, April 14, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Addy Walker (1864)


Sunday, May 5, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Caroline Abbott(1812)

Enjoy afternoon teatime with your doll and friends. Each tea will feature a character from American Girl®, and we will learn what life was like for the children during her era. We will also discuss a female historical figure from the time period. Both boys and girls are welcome to join us for this get-together. Everyone is encouraged to take a diary home and bring it with them to each tea. Contact Museum Educator Alyssa McQuirns at 215-679-3103 or alyssa@schwenkfelder.com to register for the event. The cost is $3.00 per child. The accompanying adult will be free.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time is the perfect way to combat cabin fever. Come bring your toddler to enjoy a story, explore the museum, make a craft and have a snack of course! The event is free but donations are welcome. Please register with Museum Educator Alyssa McQuirns at 215-679-3103 or alyssa@schwenkfelder.com.

On the Farm
Thursday, March 7, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Book: A Farmer's Life for Me
Craft: Cotton Ball Sheep

Easter Fun!
Thursday, April 25, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Book: The Easter Egg
Craft: Q-Tip Easter Eggs

Summer Camp 2019

We will be hosting Children's Summer Camps once again for three weeks this year. Check out the different themes for this summer!

July 9 - 12
Week 1: Mad Scientists

July 16 - 19
Week 2: Myths and Legends

July 23-26
Week 3: Time Travelers

Please register for one, two or three camps by contacting Museum Educator Alyssa McQuirns at alyssa@schwenkfelder.com or call her at 215-679-3103.

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