Thursday, July 24, 2014

Connecticut DEEP Announces Programs in Derby

In a press release, the state Department of Environmental Protection says it has programs coming up: 
               These summertime programs are at the Kellogg Environmental Center and Osborne Homestead Museum  located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, the release said.  Register for the programs at (203) 734-2513.
The following is shared from the release, unedited here:
Tea Crafting Workshop
            Have a cup of tea and make sweet treats at the Children’s Tea Crafting workshop on Saturday, July 26th from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.  This workshop is appropriate for children ages 8-13, accompanied by an adult. 
            Visitors will learn about the history of tea, the different types of teas, and how to properly drink tea. Tours of the herb gardens on the premises of the Kellogg Estate will be available.  Participants will use herbs from the garden to make tea and create tea bags and flavored sugars.
Learn Simple Crocheting
            Want to learn an inexpensive, fun and easy hobby?  Then join others for an afternoon of crocheting on Sunday, July 27th from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. at the Osborne Homestead Museum, Derby.  Adults and children, ages 8 and older, are invited to participate.
            Participants will learn basic crocheting techniques and how to make a scarf. The history of crochet and its uses will be discussed along with a display of crocheted items from the museum collection. Come and enjoy this relaxing, stress-free hobby.
            Did you know that dinosaurs once roamed the very ground that you walk on today?  Come by the Kellogg Environmental Center on Tuesday, August 12th at 10:00 a.m. to see what kinds of dinosaurs roamed Connecticut and the United States. 
            Participants will learn about the evidence we have of these animals in our fossil record, and how a fossil is made.  At the end you’ll even get the chance to make your very own fossil!  The program is open to all ages and is free of charge.  We do require that all children are accompanied by an adult.
Victorian Tea Etiquette & Tea Tasting at the Kellogg Estate
            Glimpse into the world of Victorian culture through the simulation of a tea party and taste the delightful and exotic flavors of teas! Visit the Kellogg Environmental Center Saturday, August 23rd from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.  Go back in time to the late Victorian Era (1837-1901) when Frances Osborne Kellogg would have been a young lady hosting and going to tea parties.
             During the workshop visitors will learn the history of tea, the types of tea services and Victorian tea etiquette. They will taste a variety of black teas ranging from the citrusy Earl & Lady Grey teas to the malty, rich Assam tea varieties. Antique tea sets from the Osborne Homestead Museum will be on display. At the end of the program, visitors can take home handcrafted teas and teabags and information on other uses of tea.  A $5.00 donation is requested.
A History of American Quilts
            Learn about the origins of quilt-making as seen in the rich diversity of American culture. Sample quilts will be on display, including those from the museum collection.  Join us on Sunday, August 24th from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
            Visitors will explore the uses of quilts throughout history to celebrate holidays and historical events, to pass on information, to enjoy as artistic and creative endeavors and as businesses for women. We will also discuss quilts as family memorials, fashion pieces and more. This is a free program and appropriate for all ages.
Visit 1914!
            Travel back 100 years on Sunday, September 28th at 1:00 p.m. to learn what was happening in world, national and local news. Tour the museum and understand the daily routine and life of the Osborne family during that time.  
            Local photographs and the antiques collection will be on display. This is a free program and appropriate for all ages. Registration is requested but not required.

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