Discuss Christmas gift traditions, especially hand-made presents that reuse household materials as compared with store-bought items. Make a clothespin doll. Discuss home life, especially stoves for heating and cooking, using a facsimile Sears Catalogue that includes the Glenwood Kitchen Range. (Possible use of museum toy stove.) Compare shopping for a new appliance then and now. Discuss school life then and now, especially penmanship. Practice writing with a steel pen and ink, and then create a Christmas card from period scrap reproductions. Play games described in the book, including dominoes and tiddlywinks. Examine period board games from the museum.
Date/Time: Saturday, December 12, 2015 9:00 AM to Noon
Cost: $45 per girl (Includes all materials)