Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History

Friday, August 12th 11:00 - 1:00 (this is an approximate end time, it could go a little shorter)

Adults and children welcome.  Aimed at ages 8 and up but all are welcome. 
Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History
241 Wellesley Street Weston, MA 02493 (on the campus of Regis College)
$13.00 per person via this PayPal link.

Experience description:
Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History

This museum has exhibitions featuring rarities, US and world wide collections, and postal history.
We will take a guided tour, be given a slide show presentation overview of Postal History and Stamps and a hands-on activity.  Watch history come alive through stamps!

Refunds are given only if the venue cancels.

Recommended Reading
The Stamp Collector by Jennifer Lanthier
The Complete Guide to Stamps and Stamp Collecting

Contact: Melissa@epicoutschooling.com

Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour

Tuesday, July 19, 2016  10:00 - 11:00 (tour is approximately 60 minutes)

All ages welcome. 

Mason & Hamlin Piano Co.
35 Duncan St. Haverhill, MA 01830

$8.00 per person via this PayPal link.

Experience description:
Tour the Mason & Hamlin piano factory to see how the World’s Finest Piano is made!

Please note the following regarding this factory tour:
  • Handicapped access is not offered.
  • Participants are required to climb stairs.
  • Children must be supervised.

Recommended Reading
The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

Contact: Melissa@epicoutschooling.com

Ice House Tour - Gloucester

Tuesday, July 19, 2016  2:00 - 2:45 (tour is approximately 45 minutes)
All ages welcome. 
Cape Pond Ice House
104 Commercial Street, Fort Point Wharf, on Gloucester's Historic Waterfront. Directions: 1/4 mile down Commercial Street from the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, past Pavilion Beach, the freezers & fish plants - at end on left.

$13.00 per adult via this PayPal link.
$11.00 per child (ages 8 -12) via this PayPal link
$1.00 per child (ages 3 - 7) via this PayPal link

Experience description:
Cape Pond Ice House Tour
45 minute narrated tours of Gloucester's historic ice company. Warm clothing or a sweatshirt & practical shoes recommended!
·         Explore the historic ice house and working wharf. 
·         See spectacular ice sculptures. 
·         Learn about our 166 year history icing Gloucester's fleet and their Perfect Storm connection
Enjoy a uniquely "COOL" visit to the Cape Pond Ice Company, where they have been icing Gloucester's fleet since 1848.  Explore our historic Ice House and see first-hand 300-pound block ice being made - up to 150 tons per day. See fishing vessels taking on ice, and ice sculptures being carved in our historic ice house on Gloucester's working waterfront!
The Cape Pond Ice office shop features historic photographs and tools documenting the company's history since 1848, and vintage movie footage of early 1900 ice harvesting.
This is an unusual & interesting part of Gloucester's working waterfront and local history. But be warned:  this is an active industrial plant, so due care & caution must be observed.

Recommended Reading
ICE!: The Amazing History of the Ice Business by Laurence Pringle
The Ice Horse by Candace Christiansen

Contact: Melissa@epicoutschooling.com