July 24 – July 28, 2023; 9:00 AM - Noon
Our Summer History Day Camp is a week filled with activities, presenters for children ages 8-12. Each year is a different focus on a specific time period. Past years have includes Native American and frontier culture, and a Civil War theme. Camp normally is scheduled for a week in late July of each year. Get application.
The theme for 2023 is, "Snapshots of the 1950s, 60s and 70s." Watch for details.
In 2022, camp focused on the Civil War and 19th Century Life. Through a variety of hands-on activities and crafts, Day Campers learned about the Civil War and what it was like to live in the 19th century. Activities included: a day in the life of a civil war soldier and eating hardtack; Victorian calling cards, etiquette & tea; tour of Rowley House & Millionaires’ Row; creating a seashell covered box and designing a tee shirt; and, a visit from Queen Victoria.
The 2019 camp featured World War I & II. Scheduled activities included the appearance of a World War I 'doughboy'; a visit from a World War II soldier; and the arrival of Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Other activities included the history of flight (children creating a small balsa wood glider and testing their skills at 'piloting' it), a visit to the Williamsport cemetery, creating camp tee shirts and and writing present-day soldiers and creating care packages for them.
The 2017 Summer History Day Camp focused on Native American Life and Frontier Culture. Activities included a simulated archaeological dig, a Native American drumming demonstration, speakers and arts and crafts.
There is a fee and advanced registration is required. For Historical Society members, the cost is $60. For non-members, the cost is $70. To register your child, call the Taber Museum at 570-326-3326 for an application or download an application. For more information, please call the museum.