Page Farm and Home Museum offering ‘Pathways to the Past’ day camp

Posted June 19, 2011, at 11:56 a.m.

ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine’s Page Farm and Home Museum will offer a weeklong heritage day camp June 27 through July 1 for children ages 6 to 12.

It will be an innovative half-day program that will immerse participant in activities considered fundamental for survival in earlier times.

“The Page Farm and Home Museum is the university’s window to the past,” director Patty Henner said in a UMaine press release. “The program is one of the most effective ways we can teach children about what life was like in the old days, between 1865 and 1940. They always have lots of fun, whether they are spinning wool or making soap or candles.”

From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day, the program will offer exploration of what life was like before electricity came to rural Maine, she said. Children also will participate in preparing their own healthful snacks each day.

To register or for information about the camp, call the museum at 581-4100.

 

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