If your children love early American history and want to delve into it the Glebe House is the place for them to be! The young Marshall Family Docent program beginning on Thursday, October 7, for five Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. will give children the chance to learn what life was like for families who lived in Woodbury, Connecticut during the Revolutionary War.
Children will learn how to conduct guided tours of the museum in period costumes and will be taught candle making, quill writing, and other colonial crafts. Highlights include a colonial cooking class, visiting area museums, and having lots of fun while learning about colonial life in one of the state’s most historic house museums.
The Marshall Children Young Docent Program is named for the nine children of John and Sarah Marshall who lived in the Glebe House from 1771-1786. These young docents are our greatest ambassadors in the community and participate in events like the Memorial Day Parade and the Woodbury Christmas Festival. All Hollow’s Eve, a wonderfully spooktacular event, now in its 18th year, would not be the same without the inclusion of young docents in the roles of some of Woodbury’s earliest citizens. This experience gives children a sense of history and expands their knowledge of our state’s cultural heritage that they can share with family members and their friends.
Please call the Museum Director for more information or to register at 203-263-2855.
Information, registration forms, and scheduled dates are available on our website at
www.glebehousemuseum.org. The cost for the Fall Session is $75 Members / $95 Non-Members. *All CDC and State Health & Safety guidelines will be followed. Activities will be held outside whenever possible. All children will be required to wear a mask when indoors.