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Program registration is processed on a first come first served basis. You may register by phone, (860) 677-9222, in person, by mail or online. Payment options are credit card, check, or cash. Your membership must be current at the time the program meets in order to receive the member discount. Museum staff reserves the right to cancel classes for insufficient enrollment. You will be notified at least three working days in advance if a program is cancelled. Cancellations with at least forty-eight hours notice will receive a refund.

Girl Scout & Brownie Programs

 Date: 5/15/2016
 Starting Time: 9:00:00 AM
 Ending Time: 5:00:00 PM

We offer numerous opportunities for Scouts to earn badges through Stanley-Whitman House. We are happy to accommodate Troop and/or Den Leaders with late afternoon and weekend time frames year-round. Programs are geared towards specific age groups, and are led by a Museum Educator.

Programs for Girl Scouts/Brownies
  • Daisy: Herbal Garden
Scouts will be introduced to a Colonial herbal garden, the various herbs grown, and the importance of herbs in cooking and early medicine. Time: 1 hour
Minimum: 10 scouts
Maximum: 15 scouts
Fee per scout: $ 6.00
§ Brownies: Wave the Flag
Scouts will have the opportunity to see an authentic Civil War flag, learn significant local and state history regarding the Civil War, and compare the flag to our contemporary model. Time: 1 hour
Minimum: 10 scouts
Maximum: 15 scouts
Fee per scout: $ 7.00
§ Brownies: Make It, Eat It
Come hungry! Participate in the seasonal creation of cornbread, zucchini bread, or gingerbread, while learning the history behind these early foods. Time: 1.5 hours
Minimum: 10 scouts
Maximum: 15 scouts
Fee per scout: $ 9.00
§ Girl Scouts: Food, Fiber, and Farming
Scouts will learn seasonal events such as how butter is created using a churn, make applesauce from scratch, and then be introduced to the process of cheese making. Time: 1.5 hours
Minimum: 10 scouts
Maximum: 15 scouts
Fee per scout: $ 10.00
§ Girl Scouts: Women’s Stories
Listen to Mrs. [Mary] Thomas Smith from 1725 as she tells her tale. You will have a chance to interview her and compare her life to contemporary American women. Time: 1.5 hours
Minimum: 10 scouts
Maximum: 15 scouts
Fee per scout: $ 10.00
§ Girl Scout Interest Project Awards: Silver Award, Gold Award
*For Girl Scouts interested in making a commitment by volunteering at Stanley-Whitman House. You will be introduced to our Junior Interpreter Program; upon the required hours logged volunteering, we will submit paperwork to the Girl Scout Council on your behalf. Please call or email for more information: Joann Zeisner, Education Coordinator, 860-677-9222 x 305 and joann@stanleywhitman.org

Directions:

Please register and pay for these programs by calling the museum at 860-677-9222. Questions can be directed to Joann Zeisner, Education Coordinator, at 860-677-9222 x 306 and joann@stanleywhitman.org

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