Crafty Historian

Crafty Historian events are held on the third Saturday of most months from 10:30 to 12:30.  Reservations are required by Thursday prior to the event so that we will have enough supplies for everyone. We try to have our fee based on cost of supplies – general range is $5 to $10.

Each event includes an educational, art-focused activity that stimulates creativity and interest in traditional crafts.  Children 9 and older are welcome to attend without a parent (although parents are most welcome to stay and assist), and younger children must have an adult to help them.

There is a minimal charge for each program based on the type of craft for the day. These events are wonderful opportunities for both parents/grandparents and children to experience history in a fun and interactive way.

You can get on the children’s activity email list by emailing [email protected]. Check our our Facebook group by searching for Crafty Historian.

Upcoming Crafty Historian dates and activities!!

July 20 – Air-Dry Clay Creations

Working with Air-Dry clay is a fun and creative activity. You’ll have a choice in making small pendants or a larger, flat project with imprinted designs. Since Air-Dry clay takes 3 days to dry, you’ll also learn how to finish your creation by using one or two small pieces already made to see which method you would like to use on your creation.

We are using a home-made air dry clay that is smooth and white (you’ll get directions in case you want to make some at home!).

This activity is recommended for ages 6 and up (ages 6-8 might need adult help).

Fee has yet to be determined, but it will be no less than $5 or no more than $10 for each crafter. (Grown ups can create as a crafter or may just be a chaperone/helper). There is a limit of 12 crafters. If demand is high, we might schedule a second session.

This online reservation saves your spot so we have enough supplies for everyone. Please get your reservation in by JULY 17.  Once your have reserved, you will receive a confirmation email. Reservation Link is HERE 

If you want to see some creation options, click here or copy and paste to your browser.


August 10: 1960s Party

Put on your tie dye or Smiley Face t-shirt and your bellbottoms and get ready to party like it’s 1960-something!

For ages 7 and up, this party will celebrate the music, fads and history of the 1960s. Parents/grandparents are welcome to join in the fun and share with their youngster. (Children younger than 8 must have a “chaperone”)

We will explore tie dye and craft projects, and learn a few choice 60s dance moves. Light refreshments will be served. Other surprises may be added to the festivities!

Cost is $10 per youngster ($5 each “chaperone”). Reservations Link is already HERE!

October 19: Paper Quilling

November 16: TBA

You can get on the children’s activity email list by emailing [email protected]. You’ll be among the first to know about dates, crafts and reservations!

Crafty Historians get to sign the Crafty Historian Apron!