Winter Break Programming December 28, 2015
‘Tis the season to visit the Center: all week long you can step back in time and explore fun holiday traditions and historic moments from American history. In December of 1776, General George Washington famously crossed the Delaware River and led the Continental Army to victory at the Battle of Trenton, a turning point of the American Revolution. Learn more about these historic events, and then find out how you would have fared in Washington’s Army!
Growing up, American Style
10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m.
Party like it’s…1799! In this hands-on program, visitors will discover what it was like to grow up at different times in American history. Guests can participate in a costume runway show featuring traditional-style dress from the Colonial and Civil War eras, and try their hand at once-popular games like hoop-and-stick.
Colonial Dress-up and Photo Opportunities
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Grand Hall Lobby
A great photo-op for the whole family, visitors can dress in replicas of traditional-style attire from the Colonial era and pose will likeness of the Continental Army’s greatest heroes.
Craft and Activity Stations
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Grand Hall Overlook
Create tri-corn hats, founding father portraits and other historical flare at our craft tables, then try your hand at Hoop-and-Stick, Graces, Nine Pin, and other popular games played by children in Revolutionary America.
A Soldiers Life
11 a.m., Grand Hall Lobby
Join a Revolutionary-Era Soldier as he discusses the daily lifestyle of a typical infantryman in the American Continental Army during the American Revolution. Visitors will have the opportunity to be fitted up with equipment and gear along with the proper training of the day. Highly energized and interactive, this program is perfect for families!
Meet a Continental Soldier
12 p.m. – 2 p.m., Grand Hall Lobby
Visitors can learn some fascinating facts about American history straight from the source!
1 p.m., Grand Hall Lobby
Do you hear the drum beating? The Continental Army is recruiting a few good kids for drills in the art of marching and musket etiquette.