As part of the Beaufort Historic Site’s mission to educate future generations about their cultural heritage, a Children’s Colonial Day will be held Friday, August 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beaufort Historic Site. For just $10, children from ages 6 through 10 can dress up in colonial clothing, play colonial games, and enjoy a colonial meal.
The home cooked meal will consists of applesauce, spiral ham, and biscuits that the kids will help make! Children will get to weave their own bookmark with a big loom, and learn how spinning wheels were used to create clothing and more. They will also get to partake in games which were an important part of the day for Colonial children with sack races, water flume games, the game of graces, and games fashioned out of rope and wood.
This program is a great way to enrich a child’s mind with history, while allowing parents to bond with their children. “It is amazing to see how little children today know about where their food and clothing comes from other than being purchased at the store,” Denise Finley said. Finley is the Educational Coordinator at the Beaufort Historic Site “We love to keep this important history alive, and we can’t think of any better way to do this than having children and parents participate together.”
The cost is $10 for children, and parents are free. Attendees are encouraged to stick around after the event at 2 p.m. for a flag retirement ceremony. The ceremony will be open to the general public. For more information on Children’s Colonial Day or to reserve you a spot please, stop in at the Welcome Center, visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org, or call 252-728-5225.