Children will get the opportunity to get their hands on history at the Naugatuck Historical Society this summer. The Colette’s Craft program includes activities that encourage playful exploration. The Naugatuck Historical Society is serious about their mission which not only includes preservation but also includes inspiration. Through this program children with all a variety of interests will have the opportunity to be engaged and inspired.
Each week a separate focus and activity will be introduced, so you can bring your child to just one of the programs offered, or all of them. The calendar of programs has just been updated. Each program is at 11am on Fridays starting July 8th and continuing through August 5th. The fee is only $2 a child. Pre-registration is recommended. Call or email today.
*July 08 – Ages 7+ “Buttons Beads and Rubber Bands”
Learn about the early industries of Naugatuck and create objects from buttons, beads and rubber bands.
*July 15 – Ages 5+: “Something Fishy”
Hands on experience with Joe Pereira, Marine Biologist, NOAA, and his creatures from the sea.
*July 22 – Ages 8+ “Upside Down Painting”
Learn about our own Salem Bridge Clocks and the use of reverse painting on glass, and try your hand at reverse painting technique using plastic.
*July 29 – Ages 7+
“The Shoemakers Shoes”
Discover the history of shoemaking in Naugatuck and try your hand at making a pair of Keds.
*August 5 – Ages 5+ “Yesterday’s Toys and Games”
Become a colonial child and create toys from everyday objects: pick up sticks, buzz saws, and rag dolls.