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Discovery Days: Build a Dory

Posted June 21, 2012, at 9:15 a.m.

In New England, dories were built and used for fishing at least as early as the eighteenth century. On Thursday, July 5 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Wilson Museum on 120 Perkins Street, Castine, learn about the history of these flat-bottom boats. Participants will build their own model dory out of cardboard using a template designed by author, illustrator, and former boat-builder Sam Manning. Cover the boat in tape, paint it and it’s ready to launch!

Discovery Days programs are designed for families with children ages 12 and under and cost $3 per person, per program, or $12 per family, per program for families with four or more members participating. Ensure your participation by contacting 326-9247, or info@wilsonmuseum.org to pre-register and pay for the program. Join us every Thursday at 2:00 pm until August 16 for a similar family-friendly program. Visit www.wilsonmuseum.org to view a complete list of the Discovery Days series.

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