Annual Family Day Event
Each year Trust Museums and sites abound with interactive activities, displays, and exhibits for children of all ages. In 2012, Family Day was expanded to the Colonial Complex. Events featured airplane making, a grain activity station, a full O scale model railroad display, dance workshops by the York Swing Dance Club, and musical stories from performer Matt Dodd, focusing on the historic canal era, Colonial rope making, clock gear design andspecial tours of the Colonial complex buildings and Agricultural & Industrial Museum.
For Summer 2013, the Trust will host a Back to Basics Summer Workshop series. Workshops will allow kids ages 7-12 to learn, play, and create using simple materials and old-fashioned ingenuity. Workshop topics are: The Colonial Kitchen Garden, Games of the Civil War Era, Be a Turn of the Century Firefighter, and Planes, Trains, and Velocipedes. Pre-registration is required. Workshops are free for YCHT members. There is $5 materials fee for non-members. Click here for more information.
Kids Summer Workshops
York County Heritage Trust's Night at the Museum: A Family Overnight
The Trust’s Overnight program is a unique offering for families, allowing participants to spend the night at a featured Trust site or museum. Programs offer hands-on-activities, exclusive tours and other educational components. Typically, overnights are held annually (each featuring a different theme and focus. Past events have included themes related to the American Civil War, Colonial America, investigative science, and daily life during WWI & WWII.
The Night at the Museum 2013 is all about stepping into the shoes of a child living during the Civil War era. Guests ages 8-12 will compete in a chore relay, sing popular songs from the period, get exclusive access to the exhibits while completing a scavenger hunt, and much more! The program will begin August 2 at 7 PM and end August 3 at 10 AM. Registration is required. Click here for more information about the program. Click here for the registration form.
York Murals Children Activity
Complete this Mural Activity
on a self guided or guided Mural Walking Tour