Packwood House Museum announces summer programs for children

LEWISBURG – Packwood House Museum has announced its 2014 summer programs for children.

Each session is 10:30 a.m. until noon on Tuesday mornings through Aug. 12, at the museum’s Tour Center, located at 15 N. Water St., unless otherwise noted. All supplies are provided.

June 24 – Felting flowers

In honor of Edith Fetherston and her love for nature and botanical gardens, state certified K-12 art educator, Colette Heim-Frantz will demonstrate wet felting techniques using dyed wool and other materials to design a flower, butterfly, dragonfly or snail motif that students can take home following the program. For ages 10 and up; limited seating.

July 1 – Fairy gardens

Fairy garden workshop led by Susan Colon. Children will learn simple ways to design and create a welcoming spot for fairies to stop and visit using found and natural elements. For ages 5 and up; limited seating.

July 8 – The Great Renaldo

The Great Renaldo presents a 1950s-style magic show. Open to all ages, with some audience participation.

July 22 – Drum Circle, with Steve Mitchell

Nationally-known drummer Steve Mitchell will teach basic drumming techniques. For ages 6 and up; limited seating.

Aug. 12 – Flower and leaf presses

Lead by Susan Colon, children will be instructed in how to make their own presses and shown ways to decorate with the pressed leaves and flowers or turn them into cards and other crafts.

The project is good for children in school who are required to type a variety of leaves in fourth and fifth grade as part of their assigned work. For ages 5 and up; limited seating.

All programs are free, but space is limited so registration is necessary.

For more information about the museum or to register for a program, call 570-524-0323 or visit