Friday, July 8, 2011

Registration Open for History Camp at Museum

Children entering grades 4 through 8 are invited to the Brick Store Museum for the 7th Annual History Camp program “Passport to Discovery 2”on Saturday, July 16 from 9:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Space is limited with pre-registration required by July 9. The registration fee of $25 per child ($20 for Museum members) includes a snack and all supplies. Participants must bring their own lunches. Registration forms are available at or by contacting the Museum at 207-985-4802.
This year’s History Camp ties in with the brand new exhibition “Impressions of a World Traveler: Early 20th Century Travel Through the Eyes of Edith Barry,” and is an extension of “Passport to Discovery,” the vacation workshop held in February. In “Passport to Discovery 2,” attendees will take an imaginary trip across the globe with their own personalized passports, following the travels of Edith Cleaves Barry, the Museum’s founder. As they “visit” Canada, Congo, and Ireland, they will hear about Miss Barry’s visit, create a representative craft, and learn a bit about each country. While in Canada, they will learn about Inuit inukshuks and make their own small models. They will create tribal masks in Congo, and in Ireland they will make replicas of the bodhran, an Irish percussion instrument. As the students work, snacks and music representing each country will be available.
The workshop concludes with family members and the general public invited to the Museum from 2:30 to 3 p.m. to view the kids’ projects and to tour the Museum’s exhibitions. As lasting memories of the day, children take home everything they have created.
History Camp is made possible by the Museum’s Education Committee and the Dorothy Fish Fund for Furthering Edith Barry’s Legacy.
Photo caption: Brick Store Museum will host “Passport to Discovery 2” on July 16. (Courtesy photo)