Perkins School for the Blind

Monday, May 9, 2016  11:00 - 12:15

Ages 10 and up (sorry, under 10 cannot attend)

This is NOT a drop off, parents should attend with kids.

Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street Watertown, MA 02472
The main parking lot is on the right. Visitors should proceed to the Howe Building (main building with the tower) and check-in with the Switchboard. 

$8.00 per person via this PayPal link.  

Experience description:

We will tour the school and have a chance to experience what learning is like for blind students.

I recommend reading
Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall by  Barry
mirror-mirror-wall-discussion-guide In 1932, 1 12-year-old girl who lost her sight in an accident keeps a diary, recorded by her twin sister, in which she describes life at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts. 


Old Ship Church Tour

Monday, May 9, 2016  2:30 - 3.30

All ages are welcome.

Old Ship Church Tour
107 Main St Hingham, MA

Cost: Free

Experience description
A National Historic Landmark recognized for its exceptional value in interpreting the heritage of the United States, the Old Ship Meeting House has become a favorite landmark for visitors tracing family roots or the highlights of American history.
Built in 1681, Old Ship served two purposes: as a Meeting House where civic issues of the day were discussed, and as a place of worship on Sundays. Lively debates over the Revolution, the form American Democracy would take, and local issues such as property taxes, have taken place under its distinctive timber roof. 

Architecturally, the Meeting House is an example of Elizabethan Gothic style found in the early settlers native Hingham, England. The great curved timbers that support the roof were cut from bowed oak limbs grown in local forest. Axe hewn, no two are exactly alike in dimension. Although it’s still a mystery, the name Old Ship may have been inspired by the unusual roof structure, which resembles the hull of a ship.

Register here :  Registration Closed


Windham Textile & History Museum

Windham Textile & History Museum

Monday, May 2, 2016 10:30 – 12:00

Aimed at ages 5-12 but all ages are welcome

Windham Textile & History Museum
411 Main St. Willimantic, CT

What:The Mill Museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of the textile industry, the working people of the mills and explores their home life in unique ways.

Focusing on the time period of 1870 to 1920, the present two historic buildings which were built in 1877 and situated within the massive mill complex of the former Willimantic Linen Company, located in Willimantic, CT, are a lively place of enjoyment and learning.

We will have a tour of the museum after which there will be an activity about Ellis Island Immigration that is aimed at ages 5-12.
There will be a play area during this activity for those under 5

Under 5 free (please email me with headcount of under 5s attending)
Ages 5 and up $8  via this PayPal link
Adults $6 via this PayPal linkSign up is now closed.