Colonial Craft Day for kids at Norwalk Historical Society Museum
An old Norwalk organization, now housed in a relatively new museum, will host a Colonial Craft Day for children on Sunday, March 18.
“Create toys, games and art just like kids did in the Colonial days,” the Norwalk Historical Society said in a news release.
Appropriate for children 5 to 12, the event will ask children to “use your imagination and creativity all while having some good old fashioned fun.” Children must be accompanied by an adult.
All children who come dressed in a Colonial costume will “receive a special prize,” according to the society.
The Norwalk Historical Society was incorporated in 1899 with a focus on “the research, preservation and promotion of interest in the history of Norwalk. Through our many educational exhibits, programs and lectures, we highlight Norwalk’s rich history and diversity in the region.”
The museum was opened Dec. 5, 2015, in the former Lockwood House, built in 1973. According to the society, “Manice deForest Lockwood and his cousin Julia Belden Lockwood generously donated the funds to build the house, which was designed by Margaret Hoyt Smith. Manice and Julia wanted to ensure their family heirlooms, which were passed down from several generations of the Lockwood families, could be preserved and enjoyed by future generations.”
Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Ave., accessible only from the Norwalk City Hall parking area at 125 East Ave. (Museum is the red brick house with blue double front doors.) Sunday, March 18, 1 to 4 p.m. Snow date is Sunday, March 25. $4 per child, accompanying adult is free. Regular hours are: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., except on holidays and during special events. A small fee is charged for self-guided tours. 203-846-0525; norwalkhistoricalsociety.org