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Hands-On Art

Inspiration is all around us. Each month we will focus on a different area of the museum and create artwork inspired by what we see. Recommended for children ages 5 to 9.  Classes held Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. $10 per class, $8 for members. $35 for any 4 sessions, $25 for members.

October 6:  I’ve Got the Music in Me

November 10:  Drawn from Life

December 1:  Through Our Eyes – Connecting with the Art of our Elders

January 5:  Inspiration is All Around Us

Hands-On History

Make the past come alive through activities and objects. Visit a different gallery each month and explore history. Recommended for children ages 5 to 9.  Classes held Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. $10 per class, $8 for members. $35 for any 4 sessions, $25 for members.

October 20:  Historic Herb Gardens

November 17:  Drawn from Life:  Objects & Stories from W.S. Mount’s Works

December 8:  Long Island in the 1960s

January 12:  19th Century Children’s Vehicles

Homeschool Day

Join us for this exciting opportunity for homeschool families. Compare and contrast the life of Long Islanders living in the mid-1800s to those living in the mid-1900s through tours, artmaking and hands-on activities. Visit a historic barn to learn about changes in farm tools and techniques, explore the Long Island in the Sixties and Drawn from Life exhibits with an educator and create your own artwork inspired by these experiences.  Check our calendar for dates and times.