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Week I, July 20-24: Roaring through the 20s

Week II, July 27-31: Making Something out of Nothing – Fun and Games during the 1930s

9AM – 1PM; drop-off beginning at 8:30AM and after-care available for $10/day from 1-2:30PM

Cost: $250/child.  Members of the Friends of the NCHM – $225 for the first child and $200 for second child.

Please bring a sack lunch. Snacks included each day.

Incoming 1st-incoming 6th Grade

What was it like to be a kid in the 1920’s and 1930’s?  How did they pass the time during a Texas summer?  Join the Neill-Cochran House Museum for two weeks of early Twentieth-century fun and games!  Over the course of the two sessions, we will build miniature soapbox cars and race them, paint murals just like the WPA artists of the 1930’s, build an outdoor campsite like the early boy and girl scouts, learn how to build our own sling shots, conduct science experiments based on early electricity and batteries, and teach ourselves shape-note singing, just we would have learned it 100 years ago. And since it will be so hot outside, we’ll also cool off the old-fashioned way by making homemade, hand-cranked ice cream and squeezing fresh lemonade!

The Neill-Cochran House Museum’s camps combine crafts, experiments, and outdoor playtime every day to keep campers engaged and immersed in an earlier time when the Cochran family was still living in the home. Campers will get a hands-on experience in American and Texas history in a small group environment where museum staff can take time to work one-on-one to make each activity count. Come on down to central Austin and drive away the late July doldrums with us this summer!

Click here to register online.

Neill-Cochran House Museum

2310 San Gabriel Street 78705

Week 1 will find us in the 1920s and Week 2 in the 1930s.  Soapbox race cars, mural painting, outdoor campsite, and more!

2310 San Gabriel Street 78705

(512) 478-2335

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