Midwinter Break Fun & Games Virtual Workshop Series with Historic Houses

Midwinter Break Fun and Games with cartoon spinning top, rocket ship, ball, boardgames, and paper airplane.

Learn how to create your own fun games this Midwinter Recess with five NYC historic house museums!

Join the Wyckoff House MuseumMorris-Jumel MansionOld Stone HouseHistoric Richmond Town, and Lewis Latimer House Museum for a series of interactive virtual programs February 16th-19th at 1PM.

During each session, educators will guide participants to create their own fun, historical hands-on activities and games from household materials. Travel through NYC and the past, without leaving your home!

Session Schedule:

Tuesday, February 16th at 1pm: Classic Board Games with Old Stone House & Historic Richmond Town– Learn how to make and play games of strategy that were played in early America, including Nine Man’s Morris and Rota.

Wednesday, February 17th at 1pm: String Games with Wyckoff House Museum – Make whirligigs and other games from buttons and string.

Thursday, February 18th at 1pm: Paper Creations with Lewis Latimer House Museum– Learn to create toys out of paper.

Friday, February 19th at 1pm: Write in Secret Codes with Morris Jumel Mansion Museum- Train to be a Revolutionary War spy by exploring different ways to send secret messages to fellow spies.

Unless otherwise specified, sessions are intended for students ages 8-12. Younger children may require adult assistance.

Sessions will be occurring over Zoom and are free to attend with RSVP. A material list will be sent upon registration.

2/16, 2/17, 2/18, 2/19
1:00pm-2:00pm EST