A Summer Program for Boys and Girls Adventures in times focuses on a different theme and time period in history during two one-week sessions during June & August. Up to twelve participants spend five days between 9:30 to 2:30 to experience first hand different aspects of life during the development of the American nation through a variety of traditional crafts and trades.
Several field trips to historic sites in and around the area give the children a chance to explore the history of the entire region. Children can sign up for one or both weeks.
This June and August, the North Andover Historical Society will once again present its popular summer enrichment program – Adventures in Time. Your children will explore history with hands on activities, exciting field trips and a healthy dose of learning.
These two sessions are made possible in large part thanks to the continuing support of the Brown Family Fund and gift from Fidelity Foundations's donor advised fund.
Made in the Valley: June 27-30
The Merrimack Valley was home to the thriving textile industry for many
decades. Join us as we learn about its pre-industrial beginnings and how our area became famous as the seat of cotton, wool and printed textiles before it all wound down in the mid-20th century. We will learn to spin, try weaving, dye our own yarn plus explore fabric printing. Field trips are planned to Lowell and downtown North Andover’s Machine Shop Village with a special pizza party at Stachey’s to end the week.
Dawn of the Modern Age: August 7-11
The Modern Age began as a time of great hope and new discoveries and
inventions. The automobile alone gave
rise to a new wave of tourism and made many changes in the lives of New
Englanders. It was the age of large size
world’s fairs and the introduction of many foods that are a favorite
today. We will learn about and sew a felt
Teddy bear, and create a board game as we explore childhood in the early 20th
century. Visits to the Wenham and the
Buttonwoods Museums are planned. We will end the week with a Modern Age New
Session One: Tuesday -- Friday
Session Two: Monday – Friday
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Non-refundable registration fee: $25 per child
Program Cost per child:
Registration fee plus $140 for session one; $160 for session two.
$30 a day if space is available. (NAHS members $25)
Sign up for both sessions and save: $275
NA Historical Society Family members receive 20% discount
Second child receives 10% discount
Supervised & allergy conscious lunch period
(Child must bring their own food)
Suggested ages 7-13
Space is limited to 12 children per session. In order to ensure a registration, a non-refundable deposit of $25 per child per session must be received with the form.
Payment in full must be received by Friday, June 16, 2017. Make all checks payable to North Andover Historical Society in U.S. funds.
Limited scholarships are available.
Supported in part by the Brown Family Fund and a donation by the Koorapaty Family Donor Advised Fidelity Fund.
North Andover Historical Society Headquarters
153 Academy Road
North Andover, MA 01845