MUSEUM HOURS: Tuesday through Saturday – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Closed Sundays, Mondays and most major holidays.
TOURS: Daily at 1:00 PM or by appointment. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance, 2 weeks for groups of 10 or more. (Visitors may NOT roam freely in the Museum.)
Welsh-born Fiona Powell, dressed as a weaver, will delight kids of all ages with folk tales from around the world as she spins at her wheel. Weather permitting, the program will be held in Soldiers Park (across the street from the Tour Center). Open to all ages.
Packwood House Museum is pleased to announce its 2016 Summer Programs for Kids. Each session will be held 10:30 a.m. until noon on Tuesday mornings from June 21st through August 9th at the museum’s Tour Center, located at 15 North Water Street in Lewisburg, unless otherwise noted. All programs are free, but space is limited and the museum requests that parents pre-register their children by calling the museum at 570-524-0323. Funding for the programs has been provided for by grants from the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts and the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts.
Folktales, with Fiona Powell:
Welsh-born Fiona Powell, dressed as a weaver, will delight kids of all ages with folk tales from around the world as she spins at her wheel. Weather permitting, the program will be held on the museum’s terrace. Open to all ages. Registration required.
The Great Renaldo:
Come one, come all! Step right up and see the show! The Great Renaldo will wow you with his 1950s-style magic show. Open to all ages, with some audience participation. Registration required.
Bubble Art Paper, with Susan Colón:
Blowing bubbles is even more fun when you use paint to make really cool papers.
We will be having fun, mixed with a little science, to make unique and beautiful papers.
Friendship Bracelets, with Colette Heim-Frantz:
Students will learn the history and purpose of this Native American craft while they weave and construct their very own friendship bracelets that they can wear or give as a gift by the end of class. Ages 10 and up; registration required -limited seating.
Drum Circle, with Steve Mitchell:
Grammy-award winning drummer Steve Mitchell will teach some basic drumming techniques. He will demonstrate different styles of hand drumming and encourage participants to find their own rhythm. For ages 6 and up; registration required – limited seating.
Fairy Gardens, with Susan Colón:
Back by popular demand, we will once again be making fairy gardens. Children will use simple natural and found objects to make magical fairy gardens. Registration required.
Fairy Lanterns, with Susan Colón:
The class will use several techniques and materials to make fairy lanterns to help draw the fairies near! Registration required.
Making Art from Recycled Magazines and Bags, with Barbara Baker:
Don’t throw that away! We will be making art from “junk” we often throw out while learning about recycling and caring for our earth. Ages 6 and up. Registration required – limited seating.