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Presidents in Residence! February School Vacation Week

Family Program
Presidents in Residence! February School Vacation Week
Sat, February 16th, 2013 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

 

Saturday, February 16 through Tuesday, February 19, 2013. 10 am – 6 pm

Families explore, learn, and compete together throughout the day in these presidential family programs.

Presidents Scavenger Hunt
10 am – 6pm
Pick up scavenger hunts in DiMenna Children’s History Museum
Families will search high and low throughout the galleries for presidential objects in this scavenger hunt. These hunts combine clues, images, and facts that help you locate these amazing president-related pieces. Scavenger hunts can be picked up any time in the DiMenna Children’s History Museum. Don’t forget to return there to collect your DCHM wrist band.

Abraham Lincoln Family Quiz
2 pm
Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library
Who in your family knows the most about Abraham Lincoln? Each day we’ll test your knowledge about Honest Abe with multiple choice questions for kids and adults. As each question pops up on our big screen, families confer and write down their best guess. Each answer also highlights an object from our collection, so you’ll learn as you compete! The family (or families!) with the most answers win. Prizes for participation and for winning!
Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Presidential Art Projects
1 – 4 pm
DiMenna Children’s History Museum Classrooms
Vote for me! Choose a slogan and create an election button to wear home. Or create a funny-faced president by shuffling up some New-York Historical Society portraits. Drop-in throughout the afternoon and create the project of your choice!
Recommended for ages 4 and up.

 

Creative: Tronvig Group