Wednesdays this Summer are Wonderful at the Historic Houses

Friday, July 26, 2013

Wednesdays in August are truly wonderful at the Virginia Beach Historic Houses. Visit the Colonial Education Center at the Lynnhaven House on Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10 a.m. for family-friendly activities that reflect everyday life in the 18th century.

Hands-on activities will give visitors a peek at the work and play of colonial Virginians. Visitors of all ages will learn something new while creating a memento to take home. A different activity will be offered each Wednesday in August.

Aug. 7 - Learn about the materials early settlers used to make clothing. Spin some wool, and make a little lamb of your own to take home.

Aug. 14 - Colonists used what they had to create light. Learn about candle-making and make a candle of your own.

Aug. 21 - Learn how 18th-century Virginians of all backgrounds used baskets in their everyday life. Try your hand at weaving a basket of your own.

Aug. 28 - Pottery fragments are among the most common artifacts found by archaeologists. Learn about the many uses of pottery during the colonial period and make a pot of your own.

The Lynnhaven House is one of the oldest surviving colonial homes in Virginia, dating to 1725. Admission to Wonderful Wednesdays is $3 per day for visitors ages 5 and older. A tour of the historic home is included with admission to the Wonderful Wednesday program. Reservations are not required. The Colonial Education Center is located at 4409 Wishart Road in Virginia Beach. Call 460-7109 or 460-7530 for information or visit

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